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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


Outstanding A Level Results

17 August 2018 by

We are delighted that once again the Tiffin Sixth Form students have achieved outstanding A-level results. With 85% of grades at A*-B, these results match last year’s fantastic achievement, and are even more impressive in the light of the new ‘linear’ A Levels. As a result of this excellent performance, most students have been accepted onto their chosen courses or universities. Many congratulations to all students, who we wish all the best as they enter their next phase of life.

Success at London Youth Games

13 July 2018 by

In the London Youth Games sailing competition at Queen Mary Reservoir on 24 June, Magnus Handley, in Year 12, won a dominant gold in the Laser Radial class for Kingston.  He won all three races; the first two were decisive victories, but he gave himself more of a challenge in the third race.  An error in the pre-start resulted in him getting pushed over the line, so he had to come back to re-start.   Starting 15th, he sailed an excellent first beat, making his way up to 3rd place by the top mark.  By the end of the first lap, he was back in first again.  This is Magnus’s fourth consecutive gold medal at the London Youth Games, the best record by a male sailor since the games began.



Joe Allgar in Year 9 also competed in the London Youth Games for the Royal Borough of Kingston at squash on Sunday 8July in the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace and won a gold medal. Joe has competed in many squash tournaments and is currently No 2 in Surrey U15.




U13A cricket success

13 July 2018 by

A day of school cricket that will live long in the memory: on 28 June our U13A cricket team beat the best around to become Surrey U13 Champions in the Watcyn Evans U13 Trophy. Eclipsing teams such as Hampton, KCS, Cumnor House, Wallington, Wilsons, Reigate Grammar, RGS Guildford, St Johns Leatherhead, Reeds, Caterham to name a few! And eventually cruising to victory in the final past a strong Trinity side who had beaten Whitgift in their semi-final!  To put this competition in perspective, Whitgiftare in the National Cup final next week and are strong favourites to win!


Congratulations to their coach, Mr Gnanendran, the boys on what has been an outstanding season and of course to Mr Williams for everything he puts into school cricket. The boys involved are a great credit to the school and have shown maturity, skill and grace well beyond their years.



And they are Champions of the Rokeby 6s!

Beat Cranmore (in group)

Beat Shrewsbury House (eventual finalists and Surrey cup semi-finalists)

Beat Summer Fields (eventual Plate winners)

Beat Farleigh (within 3 overs in the semi-final!)

Beat Shrewsbury House (for the second time, in the Final!)




Official Opening of New Building

13 July 2018 by

On Monday, it was a great pleasure to welcome Sir Edward Davey, Kingston and Surbiton MP, and former member of David Cameron’s Coalition Cabinet, to officially open our new building, and unveil our plaque of donors.







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.






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