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Tiffin is delighted to admit girls as well as boys into the Sixth Form, allowing the fantastic benefits and quality of Tiffin Sixth Form to be delivered within a mixed environment. We aim to admit around 100 new students each year to the Sixth Form, and we therefore expect about 50 per year to be girls, giving at least 100 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 10 October 2019 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, you can also follow developments on Twitter@Tiffin_School.

 

Tiffin make top 100 senior schools for cricket

22 November 2019 by

We are very proud to be included once again, in the Cricketer Magazine’s Schools Guide for 2020 featuring the top 100 senior schools. A record number of schools submitted entries to be included in the guide which were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with the chosen schools having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

 

The Cricketer is the world’s best-selling cricket magazine and retains its position as the most respected voice in cricket.  We are rightly pleased to have been selected and aim to keep providing as many opportunities as we can for the pupils at Tiffin.

 

The Cricketer magazine will be on sale from Friday 22 November and a digital version on Friday 13 December.


Senior Girls win Cross Country Borough Championship

15 November 2019 by

On 17th October Tiffin had five teams competing for the school at the Borough Cross Country Championships for the first time, running in harsh conditions battling both the wind and the rain at Grist’s. We saw the first senior girls team compete in this event for the school. Representing Tiffin were Olivia Cronin and Neve Husaini. They ran fantastically well together pushing each other forward to a faster pace. Olivia ran a fantastic race finishing in third place and taking the bronze medal with Neve finishing close behind in fourth. For the first time in the history of Tiffin the girls together helped achieve an overall team victory in the Senior Girls event ahead of Holy Cross in second and Tiffin Girls in third.  Olivia and Neve should be very proud in helping to lead the way forward for girls’ sports at Tiffin.

 

From left to right: Mrs Davis, Neve Hussaini, Olivia Cronin, Lottie Fry and Miss Ramsbottom

 


Tiffin student in Yachting UK Youth Squad

15 November 2019 by

Coco Barrett, pictured below, who has just joined us in the Sixth Form, is a member of the Royal Yachting Association UK Youth Squad – Laser Radial.  Coco’s selection for this squad recognises her potential to progress within the British Sailing Team, with the aim of winning selection to the Olympic Development programmes. Coco has been selected on the basis of performance and commitment to a programme of training and competition over a period of several years, and establishes her status as a UK Squad sailor who it is hoped will represent Great Britain at major international events in the forthcoming years.   Well done Coco!

 

 


Our amazing choir

15 November 2019 by

Even by Tiffin standards, the last few weeks have been incredibly busy for all the School’s choirs. On Tuesday, the Chamber Choir and some of the Trebles performed at the switching on of the Covent Garden Christmas lights, in collaboration with Universal, the film company behind this year’s major Christmas movie Last Christmas, which a number of the Trebles and Children’s Chorus recorded and filmed for last year, and which is being released this week. The event was an enormous and very glamorous one, hosted by Harriet Scott and Ronan Keating, and featuring celebrity guests from Last Christmas, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Paul Feig. The Choir sang “Walking in the Air” from The Snowman and “Once in Royal David’s City”, in which Jasper Jones (Year 8) sang the first verse solo beautifully. They then sang two arrangements of George Michael songs, “Faith”, and “Heal the Pain”, with a fantastic solo from Emily Jones (Year 12).

 

 

As well as the release of Last Christmas (look out for the Choir in the opening sequence), this month has seen the release of Dunedin Consort’s CD of Handel’s Samson, which eleven Trebles recorded with the ensemble in June 2018, directed by John Butt. The Trebles sing the chorus line throughout the recording.

On the same evening as the Covent Garden event, thirty Trebles made their way to the Cadogan Hall for the second of two performances of Mahler’s Third Symphony with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The boys performed brilliantly, and for many of them it was their first big concert with the Choir.

 

Shortly before half term, the Boys’ Choir also visited Oxford to sing Evensong with New College Choir, performing music by Howells and Jonathan Dove.

 

The Chamber Choir made their debut at the Royal Festival Hall last week, performing in charity concert, ‘Night Under the Stars’, in aid of homeless charity ‘The Passage’. They performed a number of choruses from Italian operas, including the Te Deum from Puccini’s Tosca, which a number of the boys had performed as Trebles.

 

 

For the sopranos and altos of the Choir, this was the second major concert hall they had performed in in the space of a week. Alongside a number of Trebles and Children’s Chorus singers, they performed Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts at the Barbican the previous Wednesday. Unfortunately the composer had become ill during the previous part of the group’s tour and wasn’t able to perform in the concert, but it was incredibly exciting to perform such an important work with the group for whom it was written.

 

 


Harvard and Yale information evening

4 October 2019 by

We were delighted to host a very informative evening given by Janet Irons, Head of Admissions at Harvard and Keith Light, Head of Admissions at Yale, who talked to both Tiffin students and those from other invited schools.  They explained how to apply and the financial help to pay to study in the US.

 


Trampolining success

13 September 2019 by

James Dowrich in Year 12 began his trampolining career 12 years ago and now jumps as a national trampolinist. He has represented Tiffin in the schools’ national events and through his club, and hopes to enter his first international competition next year. Last year he won his first national finals event on 11 November at the EIS Arena in Sheffield. Since then had been working towards his latest competition, which was the National Development Pathway (NDP) finals on 14 July and once again won his 17+ age group. He trains for around 10 hours a week to ensure that he can achieve his goals for the season and now he is preparing for this year’s league finals which will be held in Derby on 10 November.

 


GIRLS JOIN TIFFIN SIXTH FORM

13 September 2019 by

This September we welcomed over 100 new faces into the Tiffin fold, including for the first time, female students. With much excitement from staff and students alike, our annual induction programme started on Tuesday 3 September with students quickly being introduced to Sixth Form life at Tiffin before a slightly more relaxed activities day at our Grist’s Sports Ground on Wednesday. A morning of team building activities saw new form groups get to know each other and in the beaming September sunshine it rapidly became apparent that we as Tiffin staff are in for a treat as all of the students took on the challenges with great enthusiasm and fantastic shared effort. Since then, as normal lessons have begun, our Year 12s have continued to impress as they embrace every aspect of Tiffin life from prefecting duties to having our first female rugby players. Staff too have come to me on repeated occasions remarking on how wonderfully intelligent and engaging their Year 12 classes have been. We look forward to seeing our Year 12s grow into their A Level subjects and increased roles of responsibility across the school.

 


CELEBRATION EVENING FOR LEAVERS

13 September 2019 by

It was excellent to be able to see the A level students for the last time as a cohort at their Leavers’ Celebration last night.  We were delighted to welcome old Tiffinian, Samir Desai CBE, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the peer-to-peer enterprise Funding Circle as our special guest.

 

 

 

It was amazing to recall the successes of this year group, and we wish them all the very best as they move on to university or employment and hope they keep in touch through the Tiffinian Association, which unites the alumni of the School.  The event also marked the inaugural outing of the new Tiffin Chamber Choir.

 

 


Excellent GCSE Results August 2019

23 August 2019 by

Many congratulations to our Year 11 students who have achieved outstanding GCSE results. Despite the challenge of the new GCSE system, our students performed extremely well, with over 75% of GCSE grades at 9-7 on the new scale, or A*/A on the old scale, and over half the grades being awarded 8 or 9, the equivalent of the old A*. Very well done to all the students for their achievements!

 


IMPRESSIVE A LEVEL RESULTS

15 August 2019 by

We are delighted that our students have had another excellent year for A Level results. We have received the highest number of A* grades ever, and the overall percentage of A*-B grades is again outstanding at 84%. As a result of this excellent performance, most students have been accepted into their chosen universities or courses. We congratulate all the students and wish them the very best as they enter their next phase of life.


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