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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


Classic FM Broadcast of the Tiffin Carol Service 8 pm on Wednesday 21 December

25 November 2016 by

With carols led by our Boys’ Choir, and an audience of Tiffin friends and supporters, this was a highlight of the Tiffin year and a very special occasion.  The Service was recorded last night and will be broadcast on Classic FM at 8 pm on Wednesday 21 December.


Taking part in readings were Old Tiffinians, Gethin Anthony, the actor of Game of Thrones fame, Arun Harinath, top-order batsman with Surrey, together with Griff Rhys Jones, Anne Robinson and Jenny Seagrove.

Jack Petchey Awards

25 November 2016 by

On Monday 21st of November, Tiffin’s Jack Petchey Award winners were presented with their awards by the Mayor of Richmond and the Deputy Mayor of Kingston at the Richmond Theatre.


Jack Petchey


These boys were nominated by their peers for these awards for their contributions to the Tiffin community. They were then chosen by the Jack Petchey committee of the School Council. Mr Martin Williams was also given the prestigious Jack Petchey Leader Award for his phenomenal contribution to school badminton and cricket over the last 40 years.


Tiffin teams win Borough Cross Country Championships

11 November 2016 by

The Cross Country Borough Championships took place on Thursday 10
November at Surbiton playing fields in Hinchley Wood. This was a challenging course, as there was a very muddy, steep hill, which hindered even the strongest runners. The sun was shining, but it was bitterly cold, but this did not put off our dedicated Tiffin cross country team.

The year 7s put in a tremendous effort, especially Joseph Dickinson, but Richard Challoner were strong opposition, with two of their students achieving 1st and 2nd


The Juniors ran impressively with Eyoel Abebaw-Mesfin gaining 1st  place, Tom Armstrong 2nd and Will Murphy 3rd.  Tiffin further secured 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th place in the Juniors race, leaving the other schools astonished.

Eric Williams came 3rd
in the Inters race, with Luca Jackson, David Mason and Anish Hussain closely behind, running with determination and pace.  Arthur Morris and Humphrey Allen put in a tremendous effort to secure overall 4th and 5th  place.   

There was tough competition, with ten schools competing in the championships.  Tiffin triumphed and won overall, gaining the cup for yet another year.  Overall Tiffin won the Juniors, Inters and Seniors team races, which is a remarkable achievement. 



X-country champs

Rugby League Half Time Dance Performance at the Olympic Park

11 November 2016 by

Our dancers are very much looking forward to performing at the half-time interval at the England v Australia Rugby League International this Sunday; what a fantastic opportunity for these talented individuals.


Tiffin boys reach Maths Challenge National Final

11 November 2016 by

On Thursday 3rd November, an elite team of some of our best senior mathematicians, Hosouk Lee, Jim Tse (both Y13), Maxi Purewal (Y12) and Navonil Neogi (Y11) competed in the Regional Final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge. On paper it was our strongest team yet and our reputation clearly preceded us after our perfect score of 180/180 last year, with Wellington looking downcast after they enquired what school we were from.


The event consisted of 3 rounds: a group round consisting of 10 difficult maths problems for the team to solve together, a cross number (the maths equivalent of a crossword), and the dreaded ‘relay’, where students have to work against the clock and where each answer feeds in to the next question.


The boys lived up to their reputation, with a commanding performance that saw them achieving 1st place and hence a place in the National Final in February. Tiffin saw off competition from Wellington College (in 2nd place) among other schools such as St Paul’s Girls’ and Tiffin Girls’.  Congratulations to the four of them.


Maths Challenge



Arkwright Engineering Scholarship for Tiffin student

10 November 2016 by

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust conducted its annual award of prestigious Scholarships to future leaders of the engineering profession. 413 sixth form Scholarships were awarded this year at Ceremonies in London and Edinburgh.  One of these scholarships went to Tiffin student, Manish Manoj.


Manish Manoj Arkwright


The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in UK schools and help to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline.


The new Arkwright Engineering Scholars received their awards at Ceremonies supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Cyber Security Industry, spearheaded by Principal Sponsors GCHQ and supported by Gold Sponsors Thales Cyber and Consulting and HMGCC.


The Scholarship was awarded to Manish by Principal Guest Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive Officer, National Cyber Security Centre.


Dr Martin Thomas CEng FIET, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust said: “I have been hugely impressed by the creativity, technical skills and leadership prowess of the young men and women receiving their Scholarships this year. It is well-documented that the country needs 100,000s of new engineers to take the economy and society forward. But some of these newly-trained people need to also act as outstanding leadership beacons within industry and academia. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are the first step on that road to achieving such a vital position within UK engineering. Congratulations to our 413 new Scholars!”


Robert Hannigan, the Director of GCHQ said: “Congratulations to all this year’s new Arkwright Scholars. I was delighted to meet such a vast pool of young talent: our future leaders in engineering, computing and technology. We need their innovation and invention to meet the cyber security challenge, helping to keep the UK a safe place to live and work online.”


Scholars are selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills in STEM. These are gauged through a rigorous selection process comprising: an assessed application form including a teacher’s reference; a two-hour, problem-solving aptitude exam; and a university-based interview.  The Scholarships support students through their sixth form studies and encourage them into top universities or higher apprenticeships.


The Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and to his school, and enrichment activities such as mentoring and industry visits that enhance a Scholar’s experience of engineering in a real-world context. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by university admission tutors and industry recruiters and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form student can receive.


The Scholarships are supported by nearly 200 different sponsoring organisations: commercial and industrial companies, industry regulators, Government universities, professional institutions, trade associations, training boards, Worshipful Companies, all three armed services, charitable trusts, personal donors and schools.



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