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Tiffin is delighted to 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. We aim to admit around 100 new students each year to the Sixth Form, and we therefore expect about 50 per year to be girls, giving at least 100 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 10 October 2019 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, you can also follow developments on Twitter@Tiffin_School.


Excellent GCSE Results August 2019

23 August 2019 by

Many congratulations to our Year 11 students who have achieved outstanding GCSE results. Despite the challenge of the new GCSE system, our students performed extremely well, with over 75% of GCSE grades at 9-7 on the new scale, or A*/A on the old scale, and over half the grades being awarded 8 or 9, the equivalent of the old A*. Very well done to all the students for their achievements!



15 August 2019 by

We are delighted that our students have had another excellent year for A Level results. We have received the highest number of A* grades ever, and the overall percentage of A*-B grades is again outstanding at 84%. As a result of this excellent performance, most students have been accepted into their chosen universities or courses. We congratulate all the students and wish them the very best as they enter their next phase of life.


12 July 2019 by

Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Tiffin Children’s Chorus are proud to be performing on three major releases this season. Madonna’s Madame X, her 14th studio album, has reached sales of 100,000 in the US. On this album she performs alongside Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Tiffin Children’s Chorus on tracks which include ‘Come Alive’ and ‘God Control’.



The Gabrieli Consort welcomed the Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Tiffin Children’s Chorus, alongside youth choirs from around the country, to their residential recording project in Ely last year: Gabrieli ROAR. One of the country’s most eminent ensembles,  the Gabrieli Consort have released the recording: ‘An English Coronation’ with launch concerts in Northampton and London performed by the Gabrieli Consort, DRET Youth Choir and the Tiffin Boys’ Choir. On this release, Tiffin pupils can be heard performing semi-choruses in works which include Walton Coronation Te Deum.



Also recently released was the Tim Burton film ‘Dumbo’. An estimated 35 million cinemagoers worldwide have heard Tiffin Boys’ Choir perform Danny Elfman’s score in musical numbers which include ‘Pink Elephants on Parade’ and ‘Train’s a Comin’.



More recent work by Tiffin’s musicians can be seen and heard here:




12 July 2019 by

11,000 candidates from 205 schools took part in the Year 10 Physics Challenge last month. Competitors sat two 25 minute, 30 mark multiple choice tests and the overall average for all students on both papers was 33/60, the average for Tiffin students was 41.5/60.


The aim of the competition is to encourage students in their study of Physics. It is not about practising past sets of questions and short term preparation to get a top mark. Success is achieved by longer term preparation, doing questions regularly at home and at school which stretch and challenge thinking and raise aspirations. It should also be noted that the content of the tests is designed to fit where the organisers believe schools will be in their study of GCSE Physics, but each school will teach the syllabus in a different way and there were a number of questions this year on topics that our Year 10 students have not yet studied.  As a result, all those who sat this Challenge should be praised for their participation and effort. Nationally, only the top 40% of candidates received a certificate of any colour, and only the top 10% received a Gold; nevertheless Tiffin achieved 7 bronze, 10 silver and 7 gold certificates from the 29 boys who took part. The gold winners are listed below, but particular congratulations must go to Oliver Tang in Year 10 who achieved the highest mark of the Tiffin students (53/60), and was in the top 100 nationally.



12 July 2019 by

The Oval (3rd July)

It was brilliant to see two Tiffin cricketers at the Oval and particularly to witness their success in helping Surrey Schools to an emphatic win over London Schools by 7 wickets.



Rayhan Rafiq (Tiffin U15) opened the batting for Surrey and hit a highly impressive 32. Earlier in the day, Alex Cormack (Tiffin U14) had struck with his first ball in a spell of 2-20 which partially helped in reducing London Schools to a paltry 173 all out.



21 June 2019 by

The construction on our fantastic new gym, which will contain two new fitness areas, new changing facilities, and a fantastic new gym, will be starting on the 1 July.



With both our main and subsidiary  sports, and our regular fixtures, as well as a focus on health and fitness, sport is very important at Tiffin, and brings multiple benefits to our students, all of whom are encouraged to participate at one level or another. This exciting development will mark a significant improvement to our already strong sports provision, and will transform the breadth and quality of what we are able to offer.



The bulk of the funding for this project is coming from our government grant but as with the new dining hall we aim to raise a further £200,000 in order to fit, finish and furnish the extension.  If you would like to donate to this specific project please see the fundraising page of the Tiffin website.



I am very grateful that our fundraising campaign is being supported by former England cricket captain, and Tiffin student, Alec Stewart.



21 June 2019 by

Himmat in Y8, pictured below, has been accepted to trial for Junior England Hockey.  Very well done, Himmat, and best of luck!






21 June 2019 by

On 30th April, 264 boys in Years 7 and 8 sat the Junior Maths Challenge, a maths exam taken by around 200,000 students across the UK. The exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions of increasing difficulty.


The results are the School’s best yet: 134 Golds (thought to be the highest in the whole of the UK), 90 Kangaroo qualifiers and 9 Olympiad qualifiers. Only the top 6.7% of entrants nationally achieve a Gold medal, and roughly the top 0.5% for the Olympiad. Students have subsequently sat the follow on rounds and we eagerly await the results. A special congratulations goes to Lucas Bowman in 8KBA, who achieved the top score in the school.


Tiffin has seen a dramatic increase in performance in the Junior Maths Challenge in the last 7 years, with almost three times as many Golds as the 49 achieved in 2012.


Well done to our fantastic boys!




National Volleyball Championship winner

10 May 2019 by

Pictured below is Yoan Kuzmanov in Y13 who, with his team, Richmond Volleyball, won the National Volleyball Championship Under 18.  Yoan was the team captain.  A marvellous achievement!



Exciting Choir News

10 May 2019 by

Pictured below is the Boys’ Choir recording the music for the enormously popular programme, Fleabag, Season 2, back in December.



Some time ago, the Choir recorded the sound track for Dumbo, Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the 1941 classic, which has just been released.   Shown below with the boys is the composer of the music,  Danny Elfman, renowned American composer, singer, songwriter and  record producer.  One of his notable compositions is The Simpsons theme.




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