The Tiffin Girls_ School

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Description: School IntroductionThe Tiffin Girls’ School has a long history of offering innovative and modern education for Girls. This is particularly represented in it’s investment in new and modern facilities ...


School Introduction

The Tiffin Girls’ School has a long history of offering innovative and modern education for Girls. This is particularly represented in it’s investment in new and modern facilities like a drama studio and music suite, as well as most recently new science laboratories and a new library. The school prioritises education for girls who live locally and whom they believe will benefit most from a Grammar School education. Their principals centre around academic achievement, social and economic diversity, local inclusion, all whilst maintaining a nationally recognised status. The school is noted as being multicultural and inclusive in nature welcoming students from a variety of different faiths, backgrounds, cultures, races and beliefs.

Key Facts

Address: Richmond Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5PL

County: Kingston upon Thames, London

Type of School: All Girls Grammar School.

Age of Attendance: 11-18

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2009)

Number of Pupils: 1190

 

School Performance - Key Figures at GCSE Results (2019): 

Progress 8 - This score indicates the progress made by pupils at the school between the end of KS2 and the end of KS4. It’s averaged against the pupils across England and based on the results in 8 key qualifications including English, Maths Sciences, Humanities and Languages. Looking at the students achievements and progress from the end of primary school and throughout secondary school. This is therefore a useful comparison and can highlight schools in which students show large improvements or alternately in which students seem to underachieve after their time at the school. Out of the 5 degrees, the schools achieving ‘above average’ and ‘well above average’ scores make up just 31% of schools in the UK, the rest being average or below average. The score of 0 represents around the national average grade, hence a score of 1.2 means that students are achieving over a whole grade higher than the national average. With a score of 1 representing one grade higher than national average.

Attainment 8 score: 85.1 - This score indicates the performance of students in 8 key qualifications - the same as progress 8, comparatively to the other schools in the local authority, then in England on average.

Percentage of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths at GCSE: 100%

Percentage of pupils entering English Baccalaureate: 93

 

Admission Information

The school is selective and therefore all students entering year 7 must pass entrance tests held in the Autumn of year 6 and which their parents must register for during the summer term of year 5. The PAN (published admissions number) for September 2022 is 180. The school has a two stage test procedure. The stage one test is considered a ‘sifting test’ and is not, on its own, an application to the school. It consists of multiple choice English and Maths questions and is marked by a computer. Success in this test will then determine an invitation to the Stage Two test. The stage two test will again consist of English and Mathematics questions. Therefore there are 4 key aspects of application to the school;

1)     Registering to take the Stage one test which can be done by completing an online SIF (supplementary information form), which must also then be sent as a paper copy to the school - signed and dated and along with a passport size photograph of the girl applying.

2)     After sitting the stage one test, the candidate must be invited back to take the stage two test.

3)     The school must be named on the candidates local authority application form.

4)     The candidate must attend the stage two test.

Catchment Area:

The designated area represents the smaller circle of catchment area and girls living permanently within this area are usually more likely to be considered for a place. The school also has an ‘inner area’ which is somewhat broader and applications will still be considered from applicants living permanently in this zone. However since the designated area was introduced in 2016 all school places have been offered to girls living within it.

The School’s Designated Area comprises the following postal districts:

KT1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19

TW1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

SW13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20

W3, 4, 5, 7, 13

SM4

CR4

The School’s Inner Area comprises the following electoral wards: Berrylands Beverley Canbury Coombe Hill Coombe Vale Grove Norbiton St Mark's Tudor Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside.

Key Dates for September 2022 Year 7 entry:

 

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Online registration for the Stage One test will open. This can be found at the schools admissions page:

https://www.tiffingirls.org/Our-School/Admissions/Year-7.aspx

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Open Evening for Year 7 entry 2022 (format of the event to be confirmed)

Thursday 15 July 2021

The school requests that you complete your registration and return the necessary paperwork to the school by this day if possible as the admissions department does not work in the summer holiday.

Wednesday 1 September 2021

12.00 noon is the SIF (supplementary information form) deadline for registering for the Stage One test AND returning all paperwork to the school.

Thursday 30 and Friday 1 October 2021

The stage one test will take place.

Sunday 31 October 2021

Deadline to complete your local authority Application (the CAF Deadline).

On or around Wednesday 13 October 2021 

Parents will be notified of whether or not their daughter has been invited to the Stage Two test.

A Saturday in November 2021         

 

The Stage Two test will take place for those invited after stage one.

Tuesday 1 March 2022 Evening

Offers will be made by the local authority via the eAdmissions website.

Wednesday 2 March 2022

The Stage Two test results will be emailed by the school to parents of girls who have not been offered a higher preference school and are therefore on the waiting list.

 

It should be noted that disadvantaged children do receive priority with the first 60 places at the school being offered to students who score higher than or equal to the 350th highest mark in the stage two test. Disadvantaged children will also be eligible to have a 10% leeway applied to their test marks before the selection criteria have been applied. This is explained further in their admissions policy document available from the admissions website linked above. 

Familiarisation Guides

There are no past papers of the test available.

 

Additional Information

 

Curriculum

The school’s aim is to help students develop a love of learning through their time studying. In years 7,8,9 the schools teaching closely reflects the national curriculum however with some extra stretching and challenging questions for the girls to really test and expand their abilities and academic achievements. This means that in these years, students study; Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, French, Latin, Design and Technology, Art, Computer Science, Music, Geography, History, PE, Drama, along with one period of PSHE and Citizenship each week. The girls also start studying Spanish from Year 8.

In years 10 and 11 students will take the core GCSE subjects which are; English Language and Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and a Modern Language (Spanish or French), they will also then be able to pick their 3 optional subjects from the others available as above. Along with this they will continue to study one period of PSHE and Citizenship and also Physical Education, both of which will not be examinable subjects at GCSE.

Further breakdown about the individual academic departments and curriculums can be found at this page here;

https://www.tiffingirls.org/Our-School/Academic-Departments.aspx

 

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