History of the School

Govt. Woodburn M.E School

11/1/H/4 – Harsi Street, Kolkata – 700009

The Government Woodburn M.E School was originally started as a Branch of the

Calcutta Madrasha in 1856 with eleven teachers on the staff. Messers W. Scott,

  1. Gregory, Kali Prassana Chatterjee C.I.E and Edward Clegharn were respectively

the Headmasters of the Institution. In course of time this high school was reduced

to the status of a Middle English School and located in the compound of the

Calcutta Madarsha. Later on the school removed to a rented building at 4,

Manindra Mitra Row, Kolkata – 9 in 1937 from where it is shifted to the present

location at 11/1/H/4 Harsi Street, Kolkata – 700009 on 30th March 2010 at its new

building. Since then this school has been imparting education amongst Urdu

speaking students as a Urdu Medium Government boys school under the

Directorate of School Education, Govt. Of West Bengal. The School was running

upto Class VIII. The school has been upgraded from Jr. High School to Class X High

School by the School Education Department, Govt. Of West Bengal (vide Memo

No 712-SE/S/3S-21/17/Pt-I/3s-106/15 dated 23-07-2018. The West Bengal Board

of Secondary Education has recognised the school upto class X vide mem no.

S/Recog/2018/59 dated 19-09-2018. Now the school will start functioning as a

high school from 2019 from Class IX.

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