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Tiffin Girls' School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Tiffin Girls' School 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022


Preparing for entrance to Tiffin Girls’ School in Kingston upon Thames? This guide covers key dates and the application process as well as tips for how to prepare for the 11 plus transfer test.

Recently rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and regularly cited as two of the top state schools in the country, the Tiffin Schools’ application process is always oversubscribed. The schools have excellent results by children in receipt of Pupil Premium, and won an award for this a few years ago.

The Tiffin Schools were founded in 1880 and are consistently rated as some of the top state schools in the country. Tiffin Girls’ School is a five-form entry school with 180 places for September 2022. It is paired with Tiffin School (for boys).

Tiffin Girls' School exam results 2021


  • Grades 8/9 – 85.46%

  • Grade 7+ - 96.32%

A level:

  • A* – 45.27%

  • A*/A – 79.63%

  • A*-B – 94.03%

11 plus information for Tiffin Girls' School

  • Address: Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PL

  • Area: London Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  • Headteacher: Mr I Keary

  • Admissions contact details: [email protected], 020 8546 0773

  • School type: girls’ grammar, academy

  • Number of pupils: 1,219

  • Number of Year 7 places: 180

  • Open day: Tuesday 12th July 2022 4:30pm

  • 11 plus exam date: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September (stage one), Thursday 10th November 2022 (stage two)

  • Exam board: GL Assessment and school-written material

Tiffin Girls' School term dates 2022-23

  • Autumn term: 1st September – 16th December

  • Half term: 24th October – Fri 4th November

  • Spring term: 3rd January – 31st March

  • Half term: 13th – 17th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 20th July

  • Half term: 29th May – 2nd June

Admissions to Tiffin Girls' School

The Tiffin Schools are both part of the Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, and use an 11 plus test format to select pupils from those within the top 350 ranked scores from their stage two tests.

The schools give high priority to those children who are Looked After, or in receipt of Pupil Premium, with distance also being a contributing factor. Tiffin Girls' School prioritises children living in their 'Inner Area' which comprises: Berrylands, Beverley, Canbury, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale, Grove, Norbiton, St. Marks, Tudor, Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside.

How and when to apply to Tiffin Girls' School

Online registration to register for the stage one test opens on Tuesday 7th June 2022. This will be on the school website, and you have until 1st September to register.

You'll also need to complete the School’s Supplementary Information Form by 12 noon on Thursday 1st September 2022.

A Common Application Form from your Local Authority (LA) must also be completed. The date for this will be set by the LA, but it is usually the October of Year 6.

When is the Tiffin Girls' School 11 plus exam taken?

After applying for a place at the school, your child will sit the school’s stage one transfer test on either Thursday 29th or Friday 30th September. This will be sat at the Tiffin Girls' School.

When do 11 plus results come out?

The Tiffin Schools aim to let parents know the outcome of the stage one tests around Monday 17th October 2022.

In March, you will be informed whether your child has been offered a place at their first-choice school, or given information regarding the appeals process.

Tiffin Girls' School entrance exam format

The Tiffin Girls' School entrance exam is sat in two stages. The first stage is a multiple choice format administered by GL Assessment. Children will answer multiple choice questions in English and maths.

The stage one test is a sifting test only, and the marks do not factor into the final decision of entrance to the school.

The stage two test is written by the school. Applicants will complete written tasks in English and maths based on the national curriculum up to the end of Year 5. The distribution of total marks is 40% from the maths paper, and 60% from the English paper.

How to prepare for the Kingston upon Thames 11 plus

We've put these together these free preparation resources on the subjects covered in the Kingston 11 plus:

Starting 11 plus practice early will make the preparation journey fun and effective.

Tiffin Girls' School does not currently have familiarisation papers available on their website. See our guide to Kingston upon Thames grammar schools for more guidance on how to prepare.

How Atom can help your child prepare for the 11 plus

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Our curriculum of over 90,000 teacher-written practice questions reflects the 11 plus exam content. Atom's algorithm creates your child's unique learning journey to ensure they’ve securely mastered every subtopic they need to before test day.

Kingston upon Thames Mock Tests on Atom Nucleus

Our Exam Prep Plus package gives you access to unlimited mock tests which mirror the format and style of the Tiffin Girls' School 11 plus exam, to help your child feel confident and prepared to sit the real exam.

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