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Tiffin is delighted to announce that from September 2019, we will admit girls as well as boys into the Sixth Form, allowing the fantastic benefits and quality of Tiffin Sixth Fom to be delivered within a mixed environment. Girls and boys currently in Year 10 are welcome to apply for places by filling in the online application form, which will be available on the website from June. We aim to admit around 80 new students each year to the Sixth Form, and we therefore expect about 40 per year to be girls, giving at least 80 girls in the Sixth Form overall, and representing approximately 20-25% of the total number of Sixth Formers.

Our Sixth Form Open Evening will be on Thursday 4 October 2018 when the academic and extra-curricular opportunities on offer at Tiffin's Sixth Form will be fully explained. Our website highlights the great opportunities at Tiffin, and will be regularly updated over the next few months. You can also follow developments on Twitter@Tiffin_School


Consultation on Expansion Proposals

Following the Government announcement on the expansion of Grammar Schools, Tiffin School is consulting on proposals for expansion from September 2021. Click here for details.


Tiffin student represents GB at European Fencing Championships

22 June 2018 by

In March, Luca Plastow in Year 11 represented Great Britain at cadet level (Under 17) at the European Fencing Championships in Sochi, Russia. As well as competing in the individual foil event, Luca played a starring role in the GB team that finished 7th, eventually losing to the victorious Russians in the last eight. Recently he competed in the adult National Championships where he finished 27th overall and in the U18 competition where he was 6th. In July, Luca will represent England at part of the cadet team in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships which take place every three years.




Success at National Final of UKMT Maths Challenge

22 June 2018 by

On Monday 18th June, the formidable team of Jack Yu, Benedek Szilvasy, Ojas Gulati and Nathaniel Johnson set off to the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster to compete in the National Final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. Having breezed through to top place in their Regional Final in February, the team were up against 86 other schools and keen to beat Tiffin’s record 5th place set the previous year.


They took part in four rounds, solving a succession of mathematical problems, in addition to creating an impressive poster in under an hour on the topic of Leonard Euler’s work in Mathematics. Working fantastically well as a team they kept cool under pressure, coming in the top eight schools after both of the first two rounds. A perfect score in the cross number followed by quick thinking in the final relay round resulted in the amazing achievement of 3rd place out of over 1600 schools entering the competition this year. As if that wasn’t enough glory, the team won the poster competition, bringing home an impressive trophy, and we can look forward to displaying a professionally produced version which will be sent out to all the schools who took part.  Congratulations go to the members of the team for all of the hard work that they put in to prepare and on the day to achieve such fantastic results.



Tiffin teacher wins national Teaching Award

22 June 2018 by

Selected from thousands of nominations, Dr Frost is one of just 65 winners who we celebrated today, 22nd June, on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’, as the national Teaching Awards marks its 20th year of celebrating excellence in education.  The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers.


Dr Frost will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the 20th UK Ceremony of the Pearson Teaching Awards, a glittering ceremony held in Central London on 21st October.  There they will find out which of them has won one of just 12 Gold Plate Awards, the UK’s “Oscars for Teachers”.


The October ceremony, titled “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC as a showcase of excellence in education.  Previous award presenters have included former prime ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair, acting legends Jenny Agutter, Alison Steadman and Sheila Hancock and sports and TV personalities including Shirley Ballas, Helen Glover, Brendan Cole and Nadiya Hussain.


Dr Frost was presented with his trophy by Mr Phil Phillips, Chair of Governors, at a special assembly.



Engineering Education Scheme success

18 May 2018 by

On Wednesday 2nd May the mighty Tiffin EES team presented their project to assessors from EES and BP. They had been working for six months on a project of “The Forecourt of the Future”. This was looking at what fuel stations may look like in 2035. They took this idea and extended it to look at induction charging for electric vehicles on the move. They have worked hard on this over the last few months building models to demonstrate the concept as well as learning the physics of induction charging, building charging coils and building a circuit board as part of the overall modelling for the project. The Assessors were extremely impressed with their efforts and they had numerous compliments from the many BP engineers who visited their stand to ask questions and find out about their project ideas. This hard work resulted in them being awarded the prize for “Outstanding Contribution to Business” which was awarded for only the second year (the first year prize going to Tiffin also). One of the assessment team summed up their efforts as follows:


“There was some tough competition out there – some very good projects, however it was a general consensus amongst the judges that your project came out top in every department. “


The team of Magnus Handley, Chris Abraham, Jamie Krammer, Hemanth Veluru, Hritish Joshi and Will Noble are congratulated on this outstanding achievement.



Tiffin student awarded Corpus Prize for Harmony

18 May 2018 by

Congratulations to Robert Jones (12JW) who was awarded first prize, the Corpus Prize for Harmony, in the Corpus Christi Essay Competitions. As the winner of his category, Robert was invited to Corpus Christi College Cambridge to tour the college, meet current students and receive his prize at a celebratory meal. The prize includes an award of £200.


Tiffin student wins first prize in art competition

18 May 2018 by

Very well done to George Birch in Year 12 who has won first prize for Young KAOS (Kingston Artists Open Studios) 2018 Competition, which is fantastic.






The Most Employable Student in the UK is a Tiffin student

27 April 2018 by

On Monday 26th March, PwC and RateMyApprenticeship crowned Dhruv Sengupta (Year 12) ‘The Most Employable Student in the UK’, after he won the final stage of the National Schools Employability Challenge (NSEC). Having competed in the initial rounds of the challenge online, Dhruv was one of sixty students selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the final at PwC’s More London office at London Bridge.


The final began with a round of assessments to examine all-round aptitude, including reasoning, core employment competencies and commercial and market awareness. It concluded with a final challenge – to work in small, randomly assigned groups and, within an hour, create a business plan for a health and wellbeing app. Each group was expected to present an app concept, a design for the app’s main pages, a profitability progression and ideas for funding to a panel of judges from PwC executive management. Dhruv’s group presented a meal-planning app, which was especially well commended by the judges.


The day itself comprised more than just assessments though. Finalists attended talks on interview techniques and had an opportunity to network with PwC employees. They also took a tour of the offices, including a visit to the More London Frontier Lab to experience the forefront of innovation in the industry.


During more talks from RateMyApprenticeship and Head of Community Affairs, David Adair, the winner of the NSEC was calculated. Dhruv’s excellent scores in the strengths assessments, alongside a strong contribution to his group’s proposal, meant that he was awarded the trophy (photo below), displaying his new title. He also won an iPad Mini and a coveted place on PwC’s Business Insight Week paid work experience.



Congratulations also go to Shiv Kapila, who has been successful in his application to join the McKinsey Leadership Academy this year, securing one of 100 places for Year 13s across the UK. The academy, which aims to develop future leaders, offers an excellent opportunity for networking with similarly impressive students and receiving training, mentoring and advice from McKinsey staff over the next two years.


Tiffin U13 County Indoor Champions

27 April 2018 by

The Tiffin Under 13 rounded off a fine indoor campaign by finishing as Surrey Indoor Champions.


This was a marvellous team performance in which all 8 of those who represented the school had a major hand in winning the trophy.


Farhaan Shaikh; Chirag Patel; Ashwin Bosé; Alex Cormack; Iain Westbrook; Shivan Aggarwal; Harshil Shah; Datta Vasireddy (Captain)




20 April 2018 by

Our splendid new building is now open for use.


The next phase of the School’s infrastructure masterplan is now complete and the building is open for our students.


A kitchen, a servery and a large multifunctional dining hall are located on the ground floor of the building. The area has natural light flooding  in through the glass walls and is incredibly versatile as it has been designed without the need for central columns. On the first floor are five new classrooms as well as departmental offices.


The School is very grateful to the many Tiffin alumni, parents and friends whose contributions achieved our £200,000 target and enabled the building to be completed and equipped to an excellent standard.















Secretary of State for Education visits Tiffin

30 March 2018 by

We were delighted to welcome Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, to Tiffin School on Thursday 29 March, who met the Headteacher and toured the new building, which opens after Easter, alongside Simon Tupper, our Architect.  He was accompanied by Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council.




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