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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


Piano Competition Winners

21 October 2016 by

Tuesday, 18 October saw the return of the Piano Competition, adjudicated by Gareth Owen, Head of Piano at Eton College.  The preliminary heats took place the previous week with a record number of entries, particularly in the junior category.  The competition itself included 6 competitors in each of the junior and senior categories with Chopin proving to be the composer of choice by both of the winners, whose photo is below:


Junior category:  Daniel Lim (11KO)         Waltz in A Minor  Chopin

Senior category:  Maxi Purewal (12MH)  Etude in E Op.10 No.3  Chopin



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All the pianists were highly commended on their performances and received invaluable feedback from Gareth Owen.  Special thanks go to James Dalgleish (Head of Piano at Tiffin School) for helping the Music Department organise the competition and to Tiffin Music staff, Matthew O’Malley and Simon Ferris, for auditioning all the applicants.


England U15 fencer

21 October 2016 by

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Luca Plastow in Year 10 has achieved quite some success in 2016.  He has consistently finished in the top 3 when he has competed in the national Leon Paul Junior Series U16 competitions as well as performing very highly in ranking competitions at U17 Cadet level.  At the beginning of the year he was selected to represented England at U15 in competition in Paris and in September was one of only two boys in his age group who has been selected to fence for the Great Britain Cadet team at International competitions in Hungary and Austria.


The photo shows Luca at the competition in Budapest when he first represented GB. He did very well beating boys from Poland, Germany and Italy before losing out to another Italian.




Tiffin dancers to perform at half time in the England vs Australia Four Nations Rugby Tournament

10 October 2016 by

Tiffin dancers have been invited to participate in ‘Join the Momentum’ performance at Olympic Park Stadium on Sunday 13 November.  The performance will take place at half time of the England VS Australia game, the only London fixture in the Four Nations Tournament (http://www.rugby-league.com/tickets/fournations), which is one of the biggest international Rugby League tournaments to come to the UK in five years.

Harvard and Yale Evening

10 October 2016 by

On Friday 30 September we were delighted to welcome Janet Irons, Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard, and Keith Light, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale, who gave a very informative and enjoyable talk  to sixth formers thinking of applying to American Universities, about their respective universities, their undergraduate liberal arts programmes, admissions criteria, qualities they seek in candidates, and also in general about opportunities for higher education in the U.S.


At least 250-300 students and parents from over 25 south west London schools attended the event.


Tiffin Drama Sixth Form Play

10 October 2016 by

Tiffin Drama present the annual Sixth Form production. This year we will be staging ‘Jez Butterworth’s’ ‘Mojo’. A modern classic that is both humorous and tragic in equal measure. It was most recently performed in the West End featuring Ben Whishaw and Rupert Grint. The production will be running from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 October 2016 at 7.00 pm in the drama studio. Ticket prices are £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for students and concessions. The show will run for approximately 2 hours with an interval. Minimum age requirement 15 years.


Tickets sold at the following link:



Choir trebles sing at the Royal Festival Hall

10 October 2016 by

On Sunday 25th September the choir trebles were on duty at the Royal Festival Hall singing Stravinsky’s Perséphone with the London Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices, under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen.


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One of Stravinsky’s most rarely heard works, Perséphone  was originally conceived as a stage production with the text based on an old Greek myth. The melodrama-recitation role of Perséphone was beautifully portrayed by native French speaker, Pauline Chevaller, and the tenor part was sung by Andrew Staples, who will be remembered by many of us for his past performances in Tiffin Oratorio. The boys should be applauded for their rapid learning of the French text, a challenge for those studying German rather than French, and committing it to memory.


Positive reviews include:

‘Still younger, of course, were the 28 members of Tiffin Boys‘ Choir, from the Kingston upon Thames school of that name, all attired in their distinctive striped uniform, and lending extra vocal colour to the top line when the score asks for it.’  Alan Sanders, Seen and Heard International


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