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Our Founder

Mr. Frank Anthony

Mr. Frank Anthony

Mr. Frank Anthony was born on 25th September, 1908 in Jabalpur. He received his education from Nagpur University and was the topper in English. He went on to study law in London where he was called to the Bar. Being an Anglo-Indian, Frank Anthony defended the rights of the Anglo-Indian community in India.

He was elected President-in-Chief of the All-India Anglo-Indian Association and Chairman of the Inter-state Board of Anglo-Indian Education. This visionary foresaw that the future of his community lay in education. With this in mind he established the All-India Anglo-Indian Educational Institution and served as its Chairman. Presently this institution runs The Frank Anthony Public Schools in New Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore.

Frank Anthony was the Chairman of the Indian School Certificate Examination. He passed away in 1993 and will always be remembered as an iconic figure, especially by the Anglo-Indian Community and society at large.

The Frank Anthony Public School

FAPS Building

FAPS Building

The Frank Anthony Public School is a co-educational day-school for students ranging from 4–18 years. FAPS officially opened in Bangalore on the 9th of January, 1967. It is established, owned and administered by the All-India Anglo-Indian Education Institution, New Delhi, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It is also affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

The school is divided into two parts – the Junior School (classes from Nursery to 5th standard) and the Senior School (classes from 6th to 12th standard). The total number of students is above 2000. Each Junior class has three sections and each Senior class has four sections. Students in class 11 and 12 have the option of three different streams:

  1. Science (English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Computer Applications),
  2. Commerce (English, Commerce, Accounts, Economics, Sociology/Second Language)
  3. Humanities (English, Literature in English, Second Language/Home Science, History, Sociology, Political Science).

At present, there are two academic terms in the year:

  • First Term (late May to late September/early October)
  • Second Term (early October to early April)

During the Second Term, there is a break of two and a half weeks for Christmas vacation. Summer vacation lasts from early April till late May and there is a week off for Dasara around late September or early October.

The school’s academic facilities include labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and Home Science. There is an auditorium and a multi-purpose sports hall. The school has a large playground where sports like cricket, football, hockey and other field sports are played. Basketball, throwball and volleyball courts are also available. There is also a Music Room and Band Room to facilitate the practices of our school’s renowned treble choir and brass band.

The Four Houses

FAPS House Logos

FAPS House Logos

The House system is a feature common to public schools in India (based on an equivalent system in England). FAPS has four houses, named after eminent members of the Anglo-Indian community and benefactors of the school.

The four houses are Corbett (blue), D’mello (yellow), Gidney (green) and Rodrigues (red). The house mottos are ‘Deeds not Words’, ‘To Greater Heights’, ‘The Impossible is Possible’ and ‘Strive and Attain’ respectively.

Each house is led by two House Captains (a boy and a girl), two Vice-Captains (a boy and a girl), and a body of prefects, selected from among the students of Class 12.

The four houses compete against each other in a number of inter-house activities, including sports (such as cricket, basketball, football, volleyball, and throwball), athletics, quizzes, debates, elocution, and music competitions.