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Welcome from the Chair

The visions and aims of Tiffin School remain essentially unchanged from those I experienced in the 60s and 70s as a student at Tiffin. While academic achievement and progress are the major aims of a Tiffin education they are by no means all we set out to do. Although we select boys purely by academic ability our aims are to combine truly outstanding academic attainment with offering the widest possible extracurricular opportunities and fostering strong moral and social development. We aim thereby to equip our students with the arts and habits they will need to take a meaningful place in society. These are to remain curious about learning, to take decisions and to be confident, to raise their voices and lead where called for, to be able to debate their position on an issue and convince others, to apologise gracefully and admit when they are wrong, and above all to be generous to those less capable or fortunate. These values are reflected in our Vision statement for Tiffin to “Engage, Aspire, Excel”.

Although our aims have remained essentially the same over so many years for generations of Tiffinians we are entering the 2016-17 academic year with significant change taking place to the School. The regulatory environment for selective academy schools like Tiffin faces new and exciting challenges offering the possibility of expansion and reaching out to more students. In 2015-16 we welcomed our first 180 strong year of entry at age 11. The School is thereby already offering a Tiffin education to 30 more students each year. Once this new form of entry has worked its way through the School and taking into account significantly expanded entry to the Sixth Form the School will grow to approximately 1340 students by 2021. That is double the size compared to when I was a student here. We are accommodating this expansion with a new state of the art building that will literally transform the School premises comprising a brand new kitchen and dining facility replacing our 1940s building, five additional classrooms and a new London Road entrance. The new building is in the same style and will beautifully complement our existing Learning Resources Centre. It will enable both current and future generations of Tiffinians to receive their education, and our highly professional and wonderful staff to work in the surroundings they deserve.

As expected for one of England’s leading selective state schools for boys, our academic results remain very strong with our usual outstanding levels of achievement at GCSE and A level, and places at the top Russell Group universities in the UK including approximately 20 to 25 a year at Oxford and Cambridge and more recently the United States, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

Our achievements would not be possible without the continuing strong support of Tiffin Alumni and our current Parents both in terms of voluntary donations and time. This support must continue if we are to thrive. Ultimately the students of the School, both past and present, whose lives have been so affected by the education they have received, together with their parents and their teachers, are its long term guardians.

The Governing Body of the School and the Trustees of the Tiffin School Foundation, the body that owns the land on which the School is built and which oversees charitable donations to the School, are a dedicated group of people who serve the School as governors, company directors, and charitable trustees without monetary reward. They spend an extraordinary amount of time on School matters and at all times make decisions which are in the best interests of the School. It is an honour both to have attended this great School as a student and also to serve as a Governor and Foundation Trustee.

P. Phillip Phillips

Chairman of Governors: Tiffin School
Chairman: Tiffin School Foundation

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Tiffin School(registered Company number 07547311) Members

The following were appointed 1 March 2011
Mr James Heath, MA
Mr John Kelvin Lulham, MBE, BA, CPFA
Mr Pip Phillip Phillips, MA

Tiffin School Governors 2017-2018

Foundation Governors

Mr P Phillips, MA (Chairman)
Mr JK Lulham, MBE, BA, CPFA
Mrs PM Wardley
Mr JA Turner, HND, Cert. Ed.
Mr J Heath, MA
Mr J Hasler-Winter, MA, MRICS
Mr E Trump, BA
Mr S Goodridge, BA, ACA
Mr S Satkunarajah, AB

Coopted Governors

Mrs M Garner

Parent Governors

Mrs A Jones, LLB
Mrs A Weymes-McElderry, BA(Hons), PGCE, CTEFLA

Staff Governors

Mr C O’Connell, BSc

Local Community Governor

Mr K Davis


Mr M D Gascoigne, BA

Company Secretary

Mr J Farnham

Clerk to Governors

Mr B Townshend

Please click here for a brief introduction to each of the governors (PDF format).

Please click here for a summary of governance and the remit of the governing body and its committees.

Please click here for further details of governors including attendance at meetings and relevant business and pecuniary interests.

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Governors' Meetings

Trustees’ and Committee meetings are held in the Head’s Study and meetings of the Full Governing Body take place in Room 3 which is on the ground floor of the Main School building.

Please click here for a timetable of meetings for the current academic year (PDF format).

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