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  • The Tiffin Girls' School
    Richmond Road
    KT2 5PL
  • Head: Mr Ian Keary
  • T 020 8546 0773
  • F 020 8547 0191
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  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 1042
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Summer (Year 7), Autumn (Sixth Form)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th March 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st December 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Outstanding results, of course, but how could they not be? Some of the best-presented girls we’ve seen. Drama clearly a major school occupation and great gusto expended on productions. Art – judging from the massed and massive canvases that grace the corridor walls - is quite exceptional. A quite extraordinary sense of pride in the school pervades the place: ‘We love singing the school song… I wish we saw more of our old girls… we could learn so much from them.' No classrooms seem crowded and we enjoyed the mix of layout...

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What the school says...

Entrance criteria as follows: 11 - two stages of entrance tests which test maths and English. No interview, takes top 180 by second stage test results in line with the school's selection criteria. Selection criteria include priority to those who qualify for receipt of pupil premium funding when they register for the tests and who live within catchment areas. For Sixth Form - The minimum qualification for entry is 8 GCSE and/or AS passes. The 8 passes must include English, Mathematics and a science at GCSE/AS level. 2 of the passes must be to at least GCSE grade A* or grade 8, 4 of the passes must be to at least GCSE grade A or grade 7 and another 2 must be at least to grade B or grade 6. ...Read more

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Head teacher

Since January 2016 Mr Ian Keary BA NPQH, previously head of school at Glyn School in Ewell. Before Glyn was assistant head of the Tiffin School, the equally desirable boys’ grammar, for four years. Taught PE, worked in maths and IT department and was head of year 11. Sporty – PE, rugby, cricket, energetic skier. Despite being presented by pupils with model of Marvel character The Punisher, also has cracking sense of humour (say former colleagues).

Academic matters

Outstanding results, of course, but how could they not be? If you get in here, you will be super-bright, be stimulated by your peers and superlatively taught and you will get the level of results that is normal and expected here. In 2016, 91 per cent of GCSE grades at A*/A and at A level 96 per...

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