Maturing into Young People

At Tiffin we aim to do more than just produce excellent exam results. In the Sixth Form, our wider opportunities are every bit as important in contributing to and shaping learning through teamwork and leadership. Our aim is to produce well rounded, as well as well qualified, young people. The range and quality of these opportunities is immense and all students are encouraged to participate.


The school has an excellent record for Sport, as well as excellent facilities, including the Sports Hall, new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), new cricket nets, and refurbished Boathouse, as well as our extensive playing fields at Hampton Court. We run teams that play matches most weeks during the season. We are one of only eight state schools to offer Rowing and compete at the highest level, and we produce excellent Badminton, Table Tennis, Cross-Country Running, Athletics, Rugby, Cricket and Tennis teams, while most other sports are catered for through the extensive inter-house sports programme. Wednesday afternoons are set aside as an opportunity for all Sixth Formers to choose a sport from a range of options.

The Arts

Our status as a specialist Performing Arts College has built upon the outstanding reputation of Music at Tiffin.. The Tiffin Choir sings regularly at the Royal Opera House and with the professional London orchestras. Instrumental music is equally strong with many Sixth Form students learning a musical instrument. Rehearsals are held every week for the Brass Band, Swing Band, Concert Band, String groups and many other choirs, bands and ensembles. Both Drama and Dance are also key contributors to the arts at Tiffin and, as well as providing rich opportunities for our students, have built outstanding links beyond the school, including the Royal School of Ballet and the Edinburgh Festival.

Myriad Opportunities

Tiffin attempts to cater for all talents and interests. Many students progress through the successful Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Other examples of activities include Chess, Photography Club, the Engineering Education Scheme, Target 2.0 Economics competition, and Young Enterprise.

Responsibility and Real-World Learning

Two other elements are key to the success and relevance of producing well rounded young people. Firstly, Sixth Form students are encouraged to take on responsibilities and develop their leadership: the House system runs seventeen competitions each year and enables Sixth Formers to work with and lead younger students, as well as compete themselves. Through the School Council, Sixth Formers play a leading role in developing Tiffin and co-ordinating all fundraising activities. Sixth Formers may also become Senior Prefects or Mentors, playing significant roles in leading activities in the School. Secondly, the school believes that educational trips and visits are essential to good learning. In the Sixth Form, there are a large number of field trips, European visits and exchanges, day trips and sports and activity-based trips and tours. More information on school trips can be found here.In addition, students are given opportunities to engage in work experience and volunteering, in order to further develop their skills and potential.
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