The Tiffin Girls’ School

Name The Tiffin Girls’ School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
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 17.9
Academy Sponsor The Tiffin Girls' School
Local Authority Kingston upon Thames
Percentage Free School Meals 2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 39.7%
Persisitent Absence 2.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 0.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

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