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Tiffin School

Tiffin School

Tiffin School, located in Kingston upon Thames, is a boys' grammar school with a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1880. Specializing in performing arts and languages, the school maintains exemplary pastoral standards guided by the motto "To do without saying," educating approximately 1,060 pupils.

Renowned for its high academic achievement and progressive approach, Tiffin School focuses on preparing students for modern life through an engaging curriculum and effective teaching methods. The school's commitment to excellence is evident across various disciplines, including science, technology, and humanities, contributing to its strong academic reputation.

In addition to academic pursuits, Tiffin places a significant emphasis on the moral, spiritual, and social development of its students. The school provides inclusive learning opportunities supported by a diverse co-curricular program. Activities such as dance, Model United Nations (MUN), philosophy, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Duke of Edinburgh, and the Dissection Club cater to the evolving interests of the student body, fostering enthusiasm for learning and allowing them to explore their unique talents.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Tiffin School's catchment area is divided into two segments: the Inner  Priority Area, encompassing pupils residing within a distance of less  than 10 km from Tiffin School, and the Outer Priority Area, which  includes pupils living 10 km or more but less than 14 km away from the  school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
10+ applicants for every place
Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Stage - 1 GL English and GL Maths
Stage -2 English and Maths Set up by School

The 11+ examination process at Tiffin School consists of two stages:

Firstly, in Stage One, students are evaluated in English and Maths. The English test involves multiple-choice questions, while the Maths test comprises a combination of multiple-choice questions and those where students must independently calculate answers and mark them on a special grid.

Following Stage One, a select number of pupils will receive invitations to proceed to the Stage Two test.

In Stage Two, both English and Maths tests are set by the school. While specific details are not disclosed in advance, past tests have typically included comprehension, a writing task, and standard format maths questions.

All Stage Two participants will be ranked based on their Combined Score. The Combined Score is evenly divided between English and Maths, with the English component derived from the Stage Two test. Meanwhile, the Maths component integrates results from both Stage One and Stage Two tests, with a ratio of 2:3, respectively.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
5th June 2023
4th September 2023

Results of the Stage 2 Test will be disclosed and sent via email to parents who have secured a place at Tiffin or a school listed as a higher preference on their home Local Authority application form.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Stage - 1 GL Assessment (English & Mathematics) and Stage - 2 (English & Mathematics).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

Why Progress Academy for 
Tiffin School
Great institution for 11+ coaching:

My son, Akhil had his 11+ coaching in Progress Academy and cleared all the four tests (Kent, Bexley, CSSE and Redbridge) that he attended. The dedication and individual care provided by Progress Academy to each student is the key reason for this achievement.

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