Uttar Pradesh Sainik School Lucknow was established in July 1960. It was the first Sainik School in the country, and was followed by the setting up of other Sainik Schools, under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, on the same lines. The education in this school is subsidised by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. It is a boys' residential English medium school affiliated to CBSE Board. Sainik School is a residential English medium school. The school is a member of Indian Public Schools conference and is included in the Government of India list of meritorious scholars. The Sainik School is 15 km from Lucknow city. The Lucknow airport is 3 km away and the nearest railhead is Char Bagh, which is 13 km from the school.