Somerville is one of the better schools of Noida. It doesn’t feature among big brothers (DPS, Amity, ApeeJay) or among new-age modern-thinking swanky ones (Mayoor, Lotus Valley, Step-By-Step etc) but is a decent school.
Location – Its in Sector 22, not the best of locations since its just next to ‘Chauda Village’ and there is a ‘liquor shop’ right at the gate, but thats fine.
The forms were out in early september and were available for a week. I think it was first week of September. They only allow Noida residents and all communication happens through courier.
1. Apply if you meet the age criteria. You need to be a resident of Noida, preferably a close-by sector.
2. In first round, they shortlist some of the cases (we dont know the criteria and it would be anyone’s guess) and send a letter through courier. For this year, they used DTDC so please ensure that you keep a tab on that.
3. In 2nd round, you interact with a very senior person. In our case, it was the Principal herself. She asked on
– how do we get time
– what stories she likes
– why Somerville
For the kid, they had some plastic fruits and animals. They call out names and the kid is to identify the animals and fruits. Non-torturous and pretty good for Kids. 3-4 minute interaction at max.
We were called on Sep 25 and successful candidates would get the letter via courier by next week. I would try to find from DTDC on whether they have started dispatching.
I would update on what I get.