Franchise FAQs to start your own St. Xavier's World School
You must run the school under a non-profit Trust (minimum 2 members) or Society (minimum 7 members).
No prior experience is required, as our training and support programmes will provide you with all that you need to run your school.
Absolutely possible. If you are interested in converting an operating school into ST. XAVIER'S WORLD School, simply fill up the Questionnaire to get started.
No, we don't provide funding from our side but we have tie-up with financial institutions. However, the financing will be at the sole discretion of the funding institution and the rate of interest applicable would be determined by the institution only.
The initial investment amount is decided after studying the potential of the area, the number of students the school is targeting and the fee structure that can be expected. Based on this, we do a reverse calculation to arrive at an investment amount. In addition, a certain amount has to be invested in advertising and for working capital for the first couple of years.
Each potential location is different and has different characteristics. Land size, dimensions, location, economic status of the area, density of population etc. can ultimately affect the cost to open a school. The exact amount of investment will be decided after a market study of the paying potential of the local area and what other schools are offering and charging.
This is not possible because if you don't invest properly upfront, people will return disappointed and later on, no matter how much you spend on advertising, people will not change their perception easily. Hence, it is important that when you launch the branch you create only that much hype or publicity, which you can fulfill. However, you can construct the school in phases, but whatever is constructed should be up to ST. XAVIER'S WORLD SCHOOL Standards.
Absolutely not, we have transparent policies and there is no hidden cost.
The Franchise fee is non-refundable and consists of 2 parts – an initial license fee and an ongoing royalty (which is a percentage of your revenue).
The license fee is to be paid at the time of signing of agreement.
Royalty is to be paid on revenue and is to be paid to ST. XAVIER'S WORLD through account and settled monthly.
The branch can be situated at any good location where students can have easy access. For approval of location, there are various criteria that need to be fulfilled, such as the land size, accessibility, visibility, neighbourhood, lease rental to be paid (if leased), competition etc.
Yes, once the agreement is signed, a site selection professional will work with you as well as with local brokers or developers to evaluate sites in your market and help identify the proper location for your new school.
Any type of land will do as long as it is allowed by the local civic authorities or the conversion is permitted.
No, you may lease it. The lease has to be irrevocable and for minimum 30 years.
The construction of the school will be as per the specifications of our architect.
The school will require recognition from the state government and the affiliation from CBSE. We shall guide you through the process.
It depends upon the quality and condition of the existing infrastructure. Accordingly, it may take from 2 months - 12 months.
During this period, you will obtain the furniture, attend your training programme and obtain other educational equipment. At the same time, pre-marketing will be conducted in your area using various forms of advertising media and you shall be making preparations for the implementation of the Marketing Plan designed by our marketing staff for your school. We will manage this process with checklists and active support, in order to get you started as soon as possible.
Teachers & Training
The quality of staff will have a great impact on the quality of education offered in the school. Hence, it is crucial that we personally supervise the recruitment process to attract the best possible talent. The teachers and other staff have to be recruited at local level and we shall provide you with assistance at the time of recruitment and training of staff. The number of staff members will be decided keeping in mind the response to the admissions. Their salary will be governed by market, but in no case will it be less than government/CBSE scales.
Apart from the manuals, we conduct training programmes for all our branches. The experts from the Head Office put forward their hands on experience to provide support and guidance with respect to teaching methodologies, running a school etc. These training sessions allow us to communicate with all our branches about various school issues and operational improvements.
The cost of the initial training is included within the License Fee. The only items not covered are your own travel, accommodation and food expenses. Further trainings may be chargeable.
Yes, ST. XAVIER'S WORLD SCHOOL provides the Sample of books, uniform, study material like worksheets etc. and you don't have to procure the things locally. We will have our own suppliers from whom you have to buy the prescribed books and uniforms. For other school requirements, we have a recommended list of suppliers. However, you are free to have local suppliers if they work out to be cheaper, provided the quality is up to the mark and approved by us.
Most of the day-to-day communication can be directly between the school principal and us. However, as with any organization, you need to recruit & manage your staff, monitor the financials and look after some administration work as well.
Some of these are wonderful "value-added" services. If you have the space in your location for these services and you are licensed to provide them or you would like to employee or contract with people who are licensed to provide these services, you may go ahead with our permission. We reserve the right to approve any proposed additional services and require all applicable licenses, when we grant approval.
Our fee structure consists of the Registration Fee, Admission Fee, Annual Charges and Monthly Fee. We do not have a fixed fee structure as the cost structure (population, paying capacity, salaries, real estate costs, local market conditions, running expenses, cost structures amount of investment done) vary between city to city and within cities as well. Similarly, on the revenue side, the paying potential is different for different areas. So, we fix the fee in consultation with the franchisee keeping in mind all the above factors. The right fee can be set with a combination of our experience and your local knowledge.
The amount can be devised from calculating teachers' salary, salaries of other staff members such as Principal, Administration, Accounts, Security Guards, Drivers, Attendants etc., Electricity Bills, Telephone Bills, Property Tax, Maintenance of Building, Marketing & Advertisement Expense.
We do not provide any projections or authorize anyone else to provide this information because this number can fluctuate a lot. Your school strength will depend on a number of factors such as geography, competition, investment, site location, size, your local market, your advertising & promotional efforts, your working acumen, current economic conditions and how well you run your school according to the specified Standard Operating Procedures and so many other factors. Due to these variables, there is a range in the number of students you might expect.
The agreement will be signed by the Chairman of your Society/Trust along with a copy of a resolution by Trust /Society confirming the approval of the same. We will send 2 copies of the agreement and you will return both of them, with 2 copies of: (a) Address Proof of the Trust/Society (b) proof of the authenticity of the signature of the person signing the agreement (c) the initial licence fees.
In case you do not wish to continue beyond the agreement you will no longer be allowed to use our brand name, curriculum, our school system & support, proprietary softwares and other material related to day-to-day operations.
We believe our model is robust enough to be able to operate successfully in a wide variety of locations and demographics, it would be nearly impossible to create a set of one-size that fits all restrictions that would be fair to both our associates and to us. For example, one city might be able to easily accommodate 5 schools in a 10 km radius, while another suburban town could accommodate 2 schools and yet another area might only be able to accommodate a single school over 3 or 4 towns. It is critical that both our associates and we have the freedom to grow intelligently and respectfully and make decisions based on information provided on a case-by-case basis. Due to all this, we believe the fairest way to approve a new branch is to assess each location as it is proposed to us, based on a variety of factors and approve locations that we believe will allow for maximum opportunity for success. It is our goal in selling territories that are large enough for you to realize your full growth potential, but not so large that potential students are not served. However we do give you an exclusive radius of 3 kms within which we shall not open another ST. XAVIER'S WORLD SCHOOL branch.
The term is 30 years, beyond which a renewal will be done.
Yes we do give unit as well as master franchise.
Yes, you can start more than one franchise but we would advise you to start the second about 6 months after the first one as you should be giving your full efforts to kick start the first one.
Sure, however you will have to sign a separate agreement for each ST. XAVIER'S WORLD SCHOOL location.