The Tiffin Girls’ School


Name The Tiffin Girls’ School
Website http://www.tiffingirls.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 11 March 2009
Address Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PL
Phone Number 02085460773
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1161 (100% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Percentage Free School Meals 1.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 40.8%

Description of the school

The school is a selective girls’ grammar school. It draws students from a very wide area. The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is well below average. There is a higher proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds than in most schools. The largest groups are from Sri Lanka and India. The school experienced a major fire in 2003 and moved into a new wing in September 2006. There was a major flood in 2007. The school has had a specialism for mathematics and computing since 2002. In September 2007, the school also became a specialist languages college following designation as a high performing school. The school has Artsmark Gold, Sportsmark and the International School Award. The school is to become a Foundation school from 1 April 2009. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate