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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 Form to be delivered within a mixed environment. Boys and girls are invited to apply for places by filling in the online application form, which is available on the website. 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


Secretary of State for Education visits Tiffin

30 March 2018 by

We were delighted to welcome Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, to Tiffin School on Thursday 29 March, who met the Headteacher and toured the new building, which opens after Easter, alongside Simon Tupper, our Architect.  He was accompanied by Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council.




Latin Reading Competition

23 March 2018 by

Congratulations to Duncan Tarboton who came second in the Senior Section of the prestigious ARLT Latin Reading Competition and to Euan O’Connor, Georgiy Lesyuk and Will Tillotson who were all highly commended in their sections.  A large number of students participated in this national event so the boys did extremely well in what was Tiffin’s first entry into such a competition in some time.

Tiffinian reaches National Final of the British Informatics Olympiad

23 March 2018 by

Back in January, a number of Tiffinians took part in the British Informatics Olympiad, a 3 hour exam involving the writing of code to solve 3 difficult algorithmic problems. We are delighted to hear that Vincent Trieu (Year 12) has been invited to to the National Final, a feat achieved by only the top 15 students in the country. He will be given a VIP treatment at Trinity College, Cambridge University in April, where he will spend 3 days for this final stage of the competition. We wish Vincent every success as he competes. This adds to his continued success in the British Maths Olympiad, where he has previously reached the exclusive Round 2 (top 100 students nationally).


U14 Basketball Surrey Cup Champions

23 March 2018 by

On Thursday 15th March, the 14-man U14 Basketball squad travelled to Surrey Sports Park at the University of Surrey to compete in the finals of the Surrey Cup. Having qualified via wins against Glenthorne High School (41-26), Wimbledon College (49-29) and St. John the Baptist School (37-30) the boys were cautiously optimistic as they prepared to face up against a strong Coombe Boys’ team they had edged out earlier in the year (50-43). However, from that win the boys were all too aware of the danger posed by Coombe’s outstanding point-guard (no.11) who would prove to be a key player once again. By the end of the first quarter, Coombe had established a solid 20-14 lead that they managed to extend to a 42-28 point lead by half time. This lead was built on the exceptional play of the Coombe PG whose consistency of shooting made him almost impossible to stop. At half time the boys were noticeably frustrated with their inability to shut down the prolific no.11 but having already turned around a half time double-digit deficit earlier in the season, remained confident they could do the same this time. Forced to rest their no.11 due to an accumulation of fouls, the Tiffin boys made hay by shutting down the Coombe offence and going on a scoring run of their own, thanks in large part to the outstandingly aggressive play of Roman Price (8RG) who, despite playing up a year, physically dominated and drove towards the basket at every opportunity. Even the re-introduction of Coombe’s no.11 could not slow the Tiffin onslaught to the point that by the end of the 3rd quarter Tiffin had established a slim 2-point lead, 58-56. A nervy 4th quarter followed where both teams struggled to stem the other’s attack but Gideon Afreh (9RH) used his stamina and athleticism to force Coombe’s prolific PG into more and more contested shots. With less than a minute to go Tiffin held the lead by a single point. Crucially the Coombe’s no.11 committed his fifth foul that saw him fouled out of the game and Tiffin secure two free throws of which one was converted. This gave Tiffin a 2-point lead that they managed to defend with great aggression and energy shutting out the Coombe attack once more to hold out for a magnificent 73-71 win (64 of their points scored by their PG!). Throughout a fantastically well-fought match, the Tiffin boys demonstrated superb determination, persistence and athletic ability. It was a fantastically fitting way to end a great season that saw the team lose just a single game. They should be as proud of their achievements as I am to coach them.


Mr D Brown


Individual Table Tennis success

2 March 2018 by

The U16 South London individual qualifiers took place on Tuesday 6 February. Darshan Kumaresan,  Krushan Krishnananthan, Luca Chan and Tom Ogle headed to Wallington. All players were impressive against some fierce opposition, with Darshan and Krushan progressing to the quarter-finals.


The U13 South London individual qualifiers took place on Friday 9 February. Ashrith Behara, Harshil Shah, Oliver Cheung, Aarya Karthik, Parin Shah and Qais Kamaraldin went to Whitgift. The standard was exceptionally high; Harshil, Qais and Oliver each won 2 matches but narrowly missed out on qualification from the group stages based on games won. In the round of 16 an unlucky draw pitted Tiffin against Tiffin, Aarya vs. Parin. It was a thrilling match that went right to the wire, Aarya winning in the final game. Further misfortune in the draw saw Tiffin against Tiffin in the quarter finals, Aarya vs. Ashrith. Incredibly shots from both players dazzled spectators but it would be Ashrith’s day, as he progressed to the semi-finals and booked his place in the London individual championships. In the semi-finals we were in awe of the quality of table tennis on show, Ashrith narrowly missing the final.


Well done to all competitors!



Team Maths Challenge success

2 March 2018 by

On Tuesday 27th February, the formidable team of Ojas Gulati, Nathaniel Johnson, Benedek Szilvásy and Jack Yu journeyed down to Churcher’s College in Petersfield to take part in a regional final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. The team breezed through the first two rounds working together to ensure a perfect score with plenty of time to spare. They continued their success in the afternoon –  not even dropping a single mark in the notorious shuttle round – to win the competition by a large margin and earn themselves a place in the national final in June.


Congratulations go to the boys for their dedication in preparing for the day, resulting in Tiffin’s best performance yet.



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