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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


Tiffin boys sing the St John Passion by Bach and Mahler Symphony No 3

21 March 2016 by

A great occasion was had by all at the Kingston Parish Church on Thursday 17 March when the choir (consisting of over 60 boys) sang the St John Passion by Bach, accompanied by the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and two singers who were former members of the Tiffin choir!  The quality of Tiffin music is outstanding by any measure, and congratulations must go to all students and staff involved.


The choir’s list of engagements continues on 24 March when they are performing in Mahler Symphony No 3 in D minor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the famous Venezuelan, at the Barbican!

Tiffin Junior Dance Company perform at Rambert Dance Company Theatre

21 March 2016 by

On Monday 14th March Tiffin Junior Dance Company performed at Rambert Dance Company Theatre at the South Bank. This was their final performance of a high profile Rambert Elements choreography challenge that the company has managed to secure alongside 25 other schools across the country. We have been given a challenging contemporary music by Tamsy Davies as our stimuli. The piece focuses on the signatures and identities of the individual dancers.


The music has been a driving force of this choreography. The dancers follow musical cues and dynamic changes as well as its layered structure.


It was fantastic to see other interpretations of the same music performed by other schools. Tiffin dancers were the youngest dancers on the night. They performed superbly and managed to adapt to a much larger space than they are used to.


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Tiffin student excels in role of Fyodor in Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House

21 March 2016 by

Year 10 student, Ben Knight, successfully auditioned for the role of Fyodor in the current production of Boris Godunov starring Bryn Terfel as Boris and conducted by Antonio Pappano. Ben has been commended for his professionalism by his fellow singers and his hard work during rehearsals is evident from the positive reviews following the opening night on Monday 14 March.


Boris Godunov


‘…….outstandingly mature performance of young Ben Knight as Boris’s son Fyodor’


‘…….clings to his son Fyodor (sung forthrightly by Ben Knight)’

The Guardian

‘Ben Knight from Tiffin School sings beautifully and is deeply touching as Boris’s son’

The Telegraph

‘……and a nod to the future in the outstandingly mature performance of young Ben Knight as Boris’s son Fyodor. A role that’s often taken by a woman packs an especial punch here thanks to the teenager’s touching vocal and dramatic strengths.’

The Stage


The production runs until the 5th April and can also be seen at cinemas live on Easter Sunday.


Next term the school’s association with the Royal Opera House continues with 30 boys singing in Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser.





Tiffin boys win Inter Borough Literary Quiz

17 March 2016 by

On Thursday 10th March 2016 Tiffin hosted the Inter Borough Literary Quiz, with teams representing the school in both the Junior and Senior rounds. The quiz involved rounds on set books, general literary knowledge and a picture round and the boys had already beaten five schools in the qualifying round to get to the final. The Junior team made up of Year 8s Theo McDermott-Roberts, Seb Pereira, Mukund Pandey, Martin He, Vishrut Singh and Abhijit Shidlagatta, came a very impressive fourth in their round. The Senior team went on to come first, beating teams from Lady Eleanor Holles School, Kingston Grammar School, Claremont Fan Court School, Surbiton High School and Hampton School. The winning team are Archie Herbertson, Max McGarrigle, Alex Hobbs, Dhruv Sengupta, Manuj Mishra and Harry Lambert. Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon and the boys are already preparing to take on the challenge again next year.



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Tiffin U14 basketball team are Surrey Champions

17 March 2016 by

The U14s are now Surrey Champions defeating many top schools along the way. Their final game of the season is against last year’s cup winners Harris Academy Crystal Palace. A win here will see the U14s win the league as well as the cup and clench their first double. The U14s have already defeated Harris away from home by 23 points this season, but finals always bring added pressure,  and Harris won’t want to lose to Tiffin again. A big thank you must go to all of the parents that have supported the team during the season at home and away.


This U14 team have currently won 33/39 games since Year 7. They have only lost 1 game at home since Year 7 and haven’t lost against a school in Surrey since April last year.


Congratulations to all boys on a tremendous season and good luck in Chicago next week and in the league final on April 11th against Harris Academy.


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Triumphant production of Les Miserables

4 March 2016 by

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After a four-night sellout run, Tiffin School’s production of Les Misérables came to a triumphant close on the penultimate day of the February half-term in front of an ecstatic crowd comprised of special guests of the school, governors, parents, students and the general public alike. The multitude of cast and crew who worked on this, Tiffin’s largest ever production, should all be very proud of their achievements, for putting on what was arguably the most successful show in the School’s history. The shared experience of creating such an ambitious piece of musical theatre is, I’m sure, one which will stay with them throughout their lives. We would like to thank all those involved, directly or indirectly, for their time and hard work which made both the production and the experience for the cast what it was – it is this continued support, alongside the dedication of our staff, which makes Tiffin what it is and continues to be.


Do follow this link to see an excerpt from the production:  https://youtu.be/_7745NhB0uM



Lucy Hughes
Head of Drama


Tiffin U15 win 2 rugby tournaments

4 March 2016 by

Tiffin U15 rugby 7-a-side squad won the inaugural Ibstock Place tournament.  This was a truly fantastic achievement. Congratulations must go to the squad of Mo Zaman, Awsaf Mohamed, Benji Speirs, Tejbir Deol, Jie Long Yong, Gary Pitman, Huw Morris, Hayden Hyde, Sam Gunman, Josh Bennett and David Mason. Well done indeed.


On 3 March, the boys also won the Shield tournament at the Surrey School VII tournament.  They played 8, won 6, drew 1, lost 1 against the best schools in the country.


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Tiffin U15 progress to the next round of the Surrey Indoor Cricket competition

4 March 2016 by

Tiffin Under 15 showed a clean  pair of heels to all opposition at the Borough round  of the Surrey Indoor Cricket competition. They progress to the next round on Wednesday 16 March at Rutlish School. There is a wide base of players from which to choose but those who make up the team are Sami Shori, Huw Morris, Ravneet Kapoor, Aum Joshi, Jivan Singh, Alex Step and Dillan Goss.


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Tifin Rower impresses

4 March 2016 by

The first GB Rowing Team junior trials of 2016 took place in Boston, Lincolnshire in February.  Cormac Molloy in Year 13 made it into the top ten for final selection with his doubles partner from Globe RC. The next step on the path to selection for this summer’s international competitions is the invitation-only Spring Assessments from March 22-25 in Nottingham.  Congratulations to Cormac.


Tiffin hosts Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner

4 March 2016 by

Tiffin School hosted a public meeting with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe on Tuesday 1 March.   He is pictured below with the Headteacher.  Read more about this in the Surrey Comet.





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