St. Francis of Assisi School
Sonebhadra Dt – 231 225
Phone: 05446 – 272510
Principal: Rev. Fr. Jacob Bona D’Souza
Medium of Instruction: English
Affiliation: CBSE Board
On the request of the Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board (UPSEB, now UPRVUN –
Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd.), Late Bishop Baptist Mudartha, the
then Bishop of the diocese of Allahabad, sent Fr. Philip Scaria and Br. Innocent
to Anpara, a remote village where UPSEB had started its Thermal Power Station. To
cater to the educational needs of Anpara Thermal Power Station township, an agreement
was signed between the UPSEB and Diocese of Allahabad Education Society, Allahabad,
on 19th August 1981, to start a co-educational English Medium School. The aim of
this school is to impart to its pupils sound moral, intellectual and physical education
based on the Christian principles, and also to enable them to be the worthy of citizens
of our country.
On the 1st of September 1981, the school was started with 20 students: 8 in LKG,
10 in UKG and 2 in class 1 at Kashimore, in a temporary set up. Type II – 213 &
214 were allotted as residence to the Principal. In 1982 the school was shifted
to Type II 213 & 214. In the year 1983 the school was shifted to the present
As the strength of the school was increasing, Bishop Mudartha invited the sisters
of the Canossian Daughters of Charity (FDCC), to help out in the school activities.
So, two sisters arrived in Anpara on 26th June 1984. On the 15th of May, 1991, the
school got its recognition by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
As the sapling grows steadily and slowly, St. Francis School also grew slowly and
steadily. Most Rev. Isidore Fernandes, Bishop of Allahabad and Er. S.P. Singh, the
then General Manager of ATPS, Anpara, have played a great role in the growth of
St. Francis School. In March 1993, the 1st batch of class X, thirteen in number
appeared for CBSE Exam. All the 13 students were passed and this trend is still
continued even today.
In 2006, the school celebrated its silver jubilee of its existence in Anpara. Today,
the school has reached up to the Senior Secondary level with Science and Commerce