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Tiffin boys sing Evensong at Westminster Abbey

5 May 2017 by

On 3rd April Tiffin Boys’ Choir enjoyed the privilege of singing Evensong at Westminster Abbey.  Singing at Westminster Abbey has played a hugely important role, from the plainsong Offices sung by the monks of the 10th century monastic foundation to the daily choral services sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey.  Only visiting choirs of a high standard are allowed to  apply to sing Evensong. Before rehearsal time in Cheyneygates, the medieval house of the Abbots of Westminster, the boys  were given the opportunity to follow an audio guided tour of the Abbey which has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs .  In addition Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated.    Evensong itself was a profound and memorable experience, especially following the week of the tragedy on Westminster Bridge and outside the Houses of  Parliament.



Tiffin student success at the Fencing British Youth Championships

5 May 2017 by

Luca Plastow came 2nd at the Fencing British Youth Championships on Saturday in the U16 foil category. En route to the final he managed to knock out the favourite in the semi-finals, only to fall just short at the final hurdle.



Tiffin School awarded Gold certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians

3 April 2017 by

Tiffin School has been awarded the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Gold certificate to certify that more than 20% of its students taking GCSE music achieved A*- C in the subject in 2016. This puts the school in the top 76 schools across England.



Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians said:


‘We are delighted to honour Tiffin School and celebrate their high-standard of music education.


Music is a hugely important subject and we are pleased that it is valued as a vital part of the curriculum in this school. Music in itself brings huge value and benefits to pupils – it supports learning in other subjects, generates educational opportunities and brings a sense of community to school life. As the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.’


The certificate is awarded by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), supported by the ISM Trust (www.ismtrust.org).


The Incorporated Society of Musicians is the UK’s fastest growing professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. They were set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and to protect the interests of all musicians. Today they support nearly 8,000 members with unrivalled services and expert advice, from study up until retirement and beyond.


The ISM Trust, the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ (ISM) sister charity, was created in 2014 to advance education, the arts and to promote health.


The primary focus of the Trust is to deliver high quality professional development by leading practitioners from the ISM and also in partnership with other organisations.


The ISM Trust is dedicated to creating pioneering resources to support music and all those who work in the sector inducing music educators, performers, and composers and delivers its work through webinars, regional seminars, training events and advice packs.


Tiffin boys gain Surrey County vest for Cross Country

31 March 2017 by

Tom Armstrong and Euan Sinclair were awarded their Surrey county vest last weekend in the Year 8 v the home Counties. The Surrey team were convincing winners. Well done to Tom (pictured below) and Euan.




Rugby Sevens Success

31 March 2017 by

The rugby sevens season has come to an end and it is a great pleasure to report on a terrific performance by the senior squad at the Rosslyn Park National Sevens. For the first time in over 20 years, Tiffin succeeded in getting through to the second day of this most prestigious national competition. Although we then lost to the eventual winners, the players involved deserve many congratulations for a great end to the season.




Boys sing at Titanic Live at the Royal Albert Hall

17 March 2017 by

Following its sell-out world premiere in 2015, Titanic Live returned to the Royal Albert Hall on 11 March  in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Tiffin School supplied 40 trebles for the day’s double-screening of James Cameron’s 1997 romantic epic, accompanied by James Horner’s timeless score played live on stage by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Ludwig Wicki.



Tiffin success in London Youth Games Dance Competition at the Copper Box

17 March 2017 by

Exciting news … Year 9 managed to secure 3rd place (bronze medal) out of 22 schools in the London Youth Dance Competition at the Copper Box on Wednesday 8 March.  An amazing achievement from the dancers who represented the school so well.


Rugby Sevens success

17 March 2017 by

Tiffin’s U14 Squad have had a wonderful sevens season which has been the icing on top of a thoroughly enjoyable 15s season. The Sevens squad won both the Cedars U14 Plate on Sunday 5th March and the Surrey Sevens Plate on Tuesday 14th March. Along the way we beat Wallington, Wilsons, Worth, Bishop Thomas Grant, St James’, Caterham, Emmanuel, Christ’s Hospital and Halliford (and only lost  to St Benedicts and Trinity). The Surrey semi final and final were televised and can be viewed by following the links: vs Christs’ hospital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beHgXG147DQ vs Halliford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlKxHFTjHvA . In twenty minutes of footage you will see 10 Tiffin tries shared between Josh Clough (4), Noor Elsheik (3) Jake Craddock (3) and Matthew Cormack (1). Other things to look out for include: Dan Smith catching his own kick off or off-loading a try scoring pass out of the back of his hand while being tackled, Nathaniel Tesfaye twice pouncing on loose ball to secure vital turn-overs and more quality tackles than the Head of Maths was able to count. In addition to all this individual brilliance the thing that really stands out is the teamwork – the defensive shape, the speed with which the ball is shipped wide to take advantage of space, the aggression with which every player goes into support their teammate in the tackle area and the camaraderie throughout the 12 man squad.


Cedar Plate Winners (above)



U14s winning the Plate at the Surrey Sevens

Tiffin in top 5% for progress of pupils from entry to GCSE

13 March 2017 by

The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, has written to the Headteacher to congratulate us on our school’s results which show that we are amongst the top 5% of schools in terms of the progress our pupils make between key stage 2 and key stage 4.


U12 Rugby Success

3 March 2017 by

The U12s competed in the Ibstock Place School 7s on Tuesday. We scored 25 tries in the group stages beating Hampton, Kew House, Ibstock Place, Grey Court and Rutlish, earning a place in the final against Hampton again.




A fabulous first half performance saw us take a commanding 4 try lead, allowing the whole squad to play a part, as we ran out winners by 5 tries to 3. The boys were magnificent, both in attack and defence and were very worthy winners.



(Alex Cormac collecting the trophy)

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