Mission Schools of Excellence

School of Excellence has been designed to create a strong foundation through a realigned and consolidated school network in the K-12 segment. School of Excellence Gujarat Roadmap prepared by Department of Primary & Secondary Education, Government of Gujarat. All schools under the School Excellence Programme will follow a hub-and-spoke model that will support ‘spoke’ schools in improving their quality. Read full details about Mission Schools of Excellence Gandhinagar and Schools Excellence Programme Gujarat from this article. Information on School of Excellence Recruitment is also provided here.

School Excellence Programme Gujarat

School of Excellence Gujarat or Mission Schools of Excellence Programme is an endeavor to provide world class School Education across all districts, blocks and clusters of the State by transforming schools into:

  • Residential Schools of Excellence: Setting up total of 350 Residential Schools for Grades 6-12 @ minimum of 1 in every taluka. This will be achieved through upgradation of existing schools.
  • Emerging Schools of Excellence – Transforming existing 6,000 Primary Government Schools @ minimum of 1 in every cluster. Priority will be given to schools having >300 Students.
  • Aspirational Schools of Excellence – Transforming existing 9000 Primary Government Schools with >150 Students and 5000 Secondary & Higher Secondary Government and Grant-in-Aid Schools.
  • Read full details about Schools Excellence Programme Gujarat.

Residential Schools Of Excellence

  • 350 Schools
  • Minimum of 1 in every Block
  • Grades 6-12 with Boys & Girls Hostel Facility

School for Meritorious Students

  • 350 Schools for Grades 6-12 with Hostel facilities for Boys and Girls.
  • Every school will have 300 Students’ capacity.
  • Meritorious Students will be enrolled based on the entrance test.
  • Minimum 50% seats will be reserved for Girls.
  • 1,00,000+ Meritorious Students will be benefitted across the state, spread across all 250 talukas.

Development Plan

  1. State of the art-civilInfrastructure
  2. English Language Lab
  3. Sporting Equipment
  4. Resource Room for Children with Special Needs
  5. Environmental Lab
  6. Playground & Garden
  7. Smart Classrooms
  8. Library
  9. STEM Labs
  10. Computer Labs
  11. Science Labs

Effective Teaching & Learning

  • Specialized Subject Teachers
  • Teachers for Sports, Drawing, Music
  • Distinctive instructional approach
  • Customised training programmes by School Leadership Institute and GCERT
  • Pedagogical Insights and Remedial Support by Science of Learning Institute

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Preferential targeted monitoring and evaluation by Gujarat School Quality Accreditation Council (GSQAC)
  • Ongoing data driven mission support through Command and Control Center (CCC) to improve outcomes

Neighbourhood Mentoring

  • Twinning with up to 6 other nearby schools over a period of 3 years

Emerging Schools of Excellence

Mission Schools of Excellence Transformation of Existing Primary Government Schools

  • Total of 6000 Schools with an average of 2 per Cluster to be developed in the State as Emerging Schools of Excellence.
  • Existing 4059 Government Primary Schools having more than 300 Students will be transformed to Emerging Schools of Excellence.
  • To ensure appropriate Cluster Coverage, 1941 Primary Government Schools with more than 150 Students will also be transformed to Emerging Schools of Excellence.

Development Plan

  1. Building & Classroom Upgrades
  2. English Language Lab
  3. Smart Classrooms for all Grades
  4. Sporting Equipment
  5. Resource Room for Children with Special Needs
  6. Environmental Lab
  7. STEM Lab
  8. Computer Lab

Effective Teaching & Learning

  • Filling up the Head Teacher position.
  • Specialized Subject Teachers.
  • Teachers for Sports, Drawing, Music.
  • Distinctive instructional approach, with special emphasis on Foundational Learning.
  • Customised training programmes by School Leadership Institute and GCERT.
  • Pedagogical insights and remedial support by Science of Learning Institute.

Neighbourhood Mentoring

  • Twinning with upto 6 other nearby schools over a period of 3 years

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Preferential targeted monitoring and evaluation by Gujarat School Quality Accreditation Council (GSQAC).
  • Ongoing data driven mission support through Command and Control Center to improve outcomes.

Aspiring Schools of Excellence

Schools Excellence Programme Gujarat Transforming 9,000 Primary and 5,000 Secondary & Higher Secondary Government and Grant-in-aid Schools. Drive students towards more competency and future skills-oriented learning through the use of digital infrastructure

Aspiring Schools of Excellence will consist of Digital Transformation to provide for the 21st Century Learning Environment to over 30.5 Lakh Students spread across 11,500 Schools:

  • 9,000 Government Primary Schools, >150 Students
  • 1,000 Secondary & Higher Secondary Government Schools
  • 4,000 Grant-in-aid Secondary & Higher Secondary Schools

95% of Government Secondary & Higher Secondary Students study in 1000 Government Schools (82% of total schools) having more than 30 Students enrolment.

95% of Grant-in-aid Secondary & Higher Secondary Students study in 4000 Grant-in-aid Schools (77% of total schools) having more than 90 Students enrolment.

16.88 Lac Students – 95% of total Secondary & Higher Secondary Students will benefit from Digital Transformation through Aspiring Schools of Excellence.

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Achievement Linked Fund Allocation

Performance based criteria for prioritising of works in schools selected as Emerging Schools of Excellence and Aspiring Schools of Excellence.

The above criteria would involve achievement of pre determined quantified academic targets like achievement of Foundational Learning by end of Grade 2 and subsequent Grade Appropriate Learning Outcome targets.

The non academic criteria would include pro active involvement of School Management Committee (SMC) and all local stakeholders.

The framework would encourage mobilisation of resources from these local stakeholders also.

School Excellence Programme Gujarat

Outcomes & Outputs of Schools Excellence Programme

Improve Public Perception of Government Schools
Participate in PISA 2024 Promote and develop higher order thinking skills amongst students with an aim for State’s participation in 2024 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).

1. 20% increase in enrolment
Provide an environment or experience that would attract meritorious students and families from other nearby areas and lead to further consolidation of smaller size schools in the State.
2. Progressive Improvement of Schools
Each school is progressing towards higher grades in each cycle of School Accreditation.
3. Achievement of Learning Outcomes
80% students achieving grade appropriate learning outcomes.
4. Improvement in National Achievement Survey Score

Proposed Process for School Selection

Three stage selection process in School of Excellence Gujarat:
1. List of potential schools by CCC List of potential schools by CCC
Potential SoE list based on the following criteria
• Enrolments
• Teachers availability
• Average marks in Sem I
• Student attendance
• School accreditation score
• Infra – classrooms, Gyankunj, comp. lab etc.

2. Verification and Verification and recommendationby Districts recommendationby Districts

Districts to undertake on-ground feasibility based on the following criteria:
• Quality of current infra and resources
• Availability of land for infra expansion
• Proximity with Anganwadis, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools
• Community engagement and access

3. Final Shortlisting and Selection Final Shortlisting and Selection

• District to send their recommendations/ preferences based on on-ground feasibility
• CCC to compile the final list of shortlisted SoEs and announce

SoE Mentors

Schools Excellence Programme Gujarat SoE mentors are proposed to be District SPoC for the Mission Schools of Excellence. Mentors would be at BRC or above level and would undertake the SoE programme as additional responsibility.

Mentors would be working directly with SoEs and will have the following key responsibilities:
• Coordination with CCC, District officials and SoEs
• Ensure availability of relevant resources to SoEs
• Provide both academic and administrative support to SoEs
• Ensure all compliances for SoEs
• Facilitate strategic partnerships for SoEs to mobilise additional technical/ monetary support for the SoEs at local level
• Regular monitoring and reporting to relevant authorities
• Using school and comparative data to help schools set achievable targets for student attainment, teaching and learning, leadership and management, resource planning, and professional development
• Support HTs in developing School Improvement Plans for their schools, based on assessment analysis as well as their own professional judgements

Gap Analysis

A detailed gap analysis of all shortlisted schools is to be conducted by District teams. The following areas may be considered in the gap analysis for Mission Schools of Excellence or .

• Enrolment
• Attendance
• Learning Outcomes – grade appropriate learning
• Physical infrastructure
• Digital infrastructure
• Availability of teachers
• School leadership
• Community engagement

School of Excellence Recruitment


School of Excellence Recruitment 2021


Gap analysis may be conducted by a team of infra and academic experts. Gap analysis should be the base document for Mission Schools of Excellence Programme. Keep visiting our website for more information about the School of Excellence.