Head's Newsletter 21 June 2019

a request to help us raise those funds, and I hope that all parents will give what they can towards this specific project. More details can be seen on the fundraising page of the Tiffin website. I am very grateful that our fundraising campaign is being supported by former England cricket captain, and Tiffin student, Alec Stewart.

Dear Parents I’m very pleased to announce that construction on our fantastic new gym will be starting on the 1 July. As you know from previous newsletters, we successfully bid for government capital money in order to construct a new £2m two-storey extension to the sports hall, which will contain two new fitness areas, new changing facilities, and a fantastic new gym. With both our main and subsidiary sports, and our regular fixtures, as well as a focus on health and fitness, sport is very important at Tiffin, and brings multiple benefits to our students, all of whom are encouraged to participate at one level or another. This exciting development will mark a significant improvement to our already strong sports provision, and will transform the breadth and quality of what we are able to offer. The bulk of the funding for this project is coming from our government grant but as with the new dining hall we aim to raise a further £200,000 in order to fit, finish and furnish the extension. With the help of the whole Tiffin community of current parents, ex-parents and alumni, we successfully raised more than this amount in the last appeal to open the new building just after Easter 2018. We are therefore very hopeful that with your help we will again successfully raise the funds to create a fantastic new facility for Tiffin pupils. In the next few weeks, parents will receive

In other news, the public exams are now almost over, and other students will be receiving their papers back from the internal exams. This term is very busy indeed with many interesting and exciting events for the pupils. There are a number of trips that have been going out, and some reports can be seen in this newsletter. There are also reports on competitions which boys have been involved in. I’m also very pleased to draw your attention to our very interesting and successful careers festival for Year 10. This is shortly to be followed by our programme for Year 12 to consider their futures. Thank you to those parents who have been involved in these. Yours, M D Gascoigne, Headteacher

IMPORTANT DATES

Open Evening for prospective Year 7 pupils; School closes at 12.40; current Y7/8 required for tours 5 pm—8 pm (details to follow)

Tuesday 9 July

Stop The Clock Day

Thursday 11 July

Tiffin-In-The-Garden 5.30 pm

Friday 12 July

Term finishes for pupils by lunchtime

Thursday 18 July

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