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  • Tiffin School
    Queen Elizabeth Road
    Kingston
    Surrey
    KT2 6RL
  • Head: Mr Michael Gascoigne
  • T 020 8546 4638
  • F 020 8546 6365
  • E admissions@tif…ingston.sch.uk
  • W www.tiffinschool.co.uk
  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 1,193
  • Religion: Church of England/Christian
  • Open days: July, October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st November 2007
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Three cheers for Thomas and John Tiffin, brothers and wealthy Kingston brewers who between them left £150 in the 1630s to invest in the education of deserving boys. Just one issue of fortnightly head’s newsletter (essential reading if you want...

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What the school says...

Entrance criteria for Tiffin School is as follows at age 11 - English and Maths tests. No interview, takes top 180 by results (age-weighted). Age16 - Meeting with Head and Head of Sixth Form. From 2017 the minimum qualification for entry is 8 GCSE grades with an average grade of 6.625 (equivalent to 5 grade A's and 3 grade B's at GCSE). The applicant must have a grade A or A*(or the equivalent grade – 7, 8, 9) in three of the four subjects he wishes to study in the Sixth Form.
Converted to an academy 2011.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Three cheers for Thomas and John Tiffin, brothers and wealthy Kingston brewers who between them left £150 in the 1630s to invest in the education of deserving boys. Just one issue of fortnightly head’s newsletter (essential reading if you want a cross section of day-to-day life here) included the latest school trips (GCSE and A level art students to Venice, year 9 classics to Bath, year 7 to London Zoo), sporting success (cross-country) and performing arts, with ‘particularly active’ dancers doing their stuff...

Headteacher

Since 2015, Mr Michael Gascoigne BA, 40s. Knows the school inside out – joined as history teacher after completing PGCE (Institute of Education) and training in some tough schools (think recreational chair-throwing). Subsequently became head of history here (1999), head of sixth form (2004) and deputy head (2009) – each promotion fortuitously happening...

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Special Education Needs

The school currently has 4 statemented students, one with Speech & Language needs and three with Asperger's syndrome. These students are supported by a team of two part time LSAs. In addition we have one support teacher who concentrates on Literacy. The latter supports students with dyslexia and dyspraxia within her 1.5 days per week. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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