Head's Newsletter 14 September 2018

Dear Parents Welcome to the first newsletter of the new academic year 2018-19. In particular, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the parents of all new students. In the last two weeks 180 new Year 7s have started, and in the Sixth Form we have welcomed about 80 new students, who constitute approximately 40% of the year group. Tiffin welcomes new applicants each year to the Sixth Form and from September 2019, we are delighted that we will also be welcoming girls as the Sixth Form goes mixed. I do hope that all the new students to the School have now begun to settle in and feel very much at home. It was great to also complete the new Sixth Form Centre over the summer. The Sixth Form now have some excellent new

facilities, which they appreciate and are making very good use of. Thank you very much to those parents who contributed towards the refurbishment of this area.

Exam results Once again, Tiffin achieved fantastic results this summer. With 85% of A Level grades at A*-B, these results match last year’s excellent achievement and are even more impressive in the light of the new linear A Levels. Our A* percentage was the highest we have ever achieved. As a result of this excellent performance, most students have been accepted into their chosen universities or courses. In year 11, students had to face the challenge of the new GCSE system, but they performed extremely well with just under 80% of grades being awarded 9-7 on the new scale, equivalent to A*/A on the

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday 18 September Thursday 20 September Monday 24 September Tuesday 25 September Thursday 27 September

Y8 Open Forum at 6.30 pm Y10 Open Forum at 6.30 pm Y12 Open Forum at 6.30 pm Y7 Open Forum at 6.30 pm Y9 Open Forum at 6.30 pm

Monday 1 October Tuesday 2 October Thursday 4 October

Professional Development Day; no boys in school

11+; no boys in school, except prefects

Sixth Form Open Afternoon and Evening; school closes 1 pm

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