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About St. Andrews

St. Andrews School is one of the leading co-educational schools in Hyderabad today. Excellence in education lies at the heart of its service-driven mission and the school’s rich tradition continues to inspire students to seek new limits of knowledge, enriching their skills and aiding them in achieving their fullest potential.

Founded in 1985, the school grew from a humble rented building, expanding to three full-fledged campuses in the twin cities over the next three decades. This meteoric growth has been strengthened by a renewed commitment in the school’s founding principles, codified into what is now known as the Andrewite tradition of academic excellence and integrity.

We also believe that the school has as much to gain from its young learners as it has to impart. The school is a constantly evolving, young and dynamic space, fostering forward thinking and a positive mindset. In drawing on its core values and simultaneously keeping an eye on the future, St. Andrews School strikes a perfect balance between traditional learning and innovative education.

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An educationist and a visionary, Ms. Hyacinth Emanuel, the Managing Director of the St Andrews Group of Schools, is the driving force behind the schools’ endeavors. A post graduate in English, it has always been her passion and vocation to ensure that every student and teacher is supported and encouraged to be the best. During her thirty-five years of experience in the field of education, she has envisioned innovations in the curriculum, ensuring the continual professional development of her team. As a result, the teachers at St. Andrews Schools are well-equipped with the modern educational techniques and updated on the latest developments in their subject area. Under her guidance and leadership, the School has seen a phenomenal growth and propelled from a single school in 1985 to three campuses in the twin cities by 2012. Her efforts in providing best quality education have expanded the St. Andrews brand of education on a national level under the banner of Winmore Academy. Ms. Hyacinth Emanuel’s passion to help children with learning difficulties was realised with the initiative of Akira by St. Andrews – a learning centre and programme for children with dyslexia. She believes that every child is unique and needs to be nurtured in an environment which encourages discovery, inquiry, learning, expression and communication. A true visionary at heart, her main focus is on stewardship, cultivating an ideal learning environment and ensuring that every student acquires the skills necessary to effectively function in their community and ultimately, in the wider world.

Ms. Hyacinth Emanuel

Managing Director


Ms. Shamita Bhattacharya, an alumna of Calcutta Girls’ High School and Lady Brabourne College, to name a few of the distinguished institutions she has received her education from, is an English postgraduate well-versed in the intricacies of grammar and syntax. Equally far and wide ranging is her experience as an educator; she has garnered considerable teaching experience in schools across the north of India as part of a defense family. The versatility of her knowledge has been one of the many factors contributing to her integral role at St. Andrews School. She first joined the school as a secondary school teacher in the year 2002 and significantly, in the year 2009, she was appointed the Principal of St. Andrews School.

Her nine-year experience as the head of the institution has entailed a vast range of responsibilities, including the creation of a safe, respectful learning space for a growing community of 5000 students and 300 teachers. She also brings to the table, her own brand of educational leadership. Fostering the strengths of students, staff and school continues to be at the forefront of her approach. Furthermore, she also seeks to lead by example, she has recently been appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Hyderabad Sahodaya School Complex (HSSC), while continuing to promote the school’s commitment and contribution towards the field of education.

Ms. Shamita Bhattacharya – Principal
St. Andrews School, Bowenpally


Ms. Padmalaya Sarma Chavali believes that the route to success is honesty and hard work. A post graduate in English, Ms. Padmalaya Sarma Chavali has had a long career in teaching, beginning with Army School – Ferozepur, Jammu. She joined St. Andrews, Bowenpally as a teacher in 2005 andafter a brief stint at St. Andrews, Keesara, took over as Vice Principal, Eventsfor all three branches. In 2019, she took charge of St. Andrews, Keesara once again as Principal.

Ms. Padmalaya Sarma Chavali – Principal
St. Andrews School, Keesara


Ms Richardine de Souza received her schooling at St. Theresa’s School in Mumbai before going on to obtain her master’s degree from S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai and her teacher’s training qualifications from St. Margaret’s Training College. After a successful stint at Campion School, Mumbai and St. Patrick’s, Hyderabad, she joined the St. Andrews community in 1994.

Her keen interest in academics and student development remained steadfast through her subsequent teaching career; a teacher for ten years, she later assumed the position of Vice Principal of St. Andrews Bowenpally in the year 2004. Her expertise as an administrator and leader is rooted in her abilities to develop effective strategies to achieve curriculum objectives, work and communicate with a wide range of people, and align individual goals and academics with the high standards of the institution.

As she takes on the mantle of Principal of St. Andrews Marredpally, she looks forward to ensuring the continued excellence of staff development initiatives as well as devising innovative ideas to engage parents in the educative process.

Ms. Richardine de Souza – Principal
St. Andrews School, Marredpally

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