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Tiffin School 11 plus: parents' guide for 2022

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Jan 31, 2023, 1:35 PM

Tiffin School: A Parents' Guide for 2022


Preparing for entrance to Tiffin 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 who receive Pupil Premium, and recently won an award for this.

The Tiffin Schools were founded in 1880 and are consistently rated as some of the top state schools in the country. Tiffin School (for boys) became an Academy in 2011 and has 180 places in Year 7 for September 2022. It is paired with Tiffin Girls' School.

Tiffin School exam results 2021


  • Grades 8/9 – 76.3%

  • Grade 7+ - 91.8%

A level:

  • A* – 67.1%

  • A*/A – 90.4%

  • A*-B – 97.1%

11 plus information for Tiffin School

  • Address: Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6RL

  • Area: London Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  • Headteacher: Mr M Gascoigne

  • Admissions contact details: [email protected], 020 8546 6365

  • School type: boys’ grammar, academy

  • Number of pupils: 1,400 (approximately)

  • Number of Year 7 places: 180

  • Open day: Tuesday 5th July 2022 5:00pm–8:00pm

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

  • Exam board: GL Assessment and school-written material

Tiffin School term dates 2022-23

  • Autumn term: 31st August – 16th December*

  • Half term: 24th October – 4th November

  • Spring term: 3rd January – 31st March*

  • Half term: 13th – 17th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 14th July*

  • Half term: 29th May – 2nd June

*Each term finishes just after midday

Admissions to Tiffin 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. The school prioritises children living in their 'Priority Area' which is less than 10km (in a straight line) from the school.

How and when to apply to Tiffin School

Online registration to register for the Tiffin stage one tests opens on Monday 6th June 2022. This will be on the school website, and you have until Thursday 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 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 Thursday 29th September. This will be sat at Tiffin 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 School entrance exam format

Tiffin School's entrance exam is taken 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 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.

10% of the marks from each of the tests in stage one are carried over and combined with the marks from stage two to give the child's total score.

How to prepare for the Tiffin School 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 School has made familiarisation papers available to give your child examples of what to expect. 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 School 11 plus exam, to help your child feel confident and prepared to sit the real exam.

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