13 September 2019

particularly pleasing where we achieved some of our best results in recent years, with the highest number of A* grades ever and almost 85% A *-B grades overall. This success has allowed the majority of students to achieve their first choice of university course, including 22 students who achieved places at Oxford or Cambridge. It was great to be able to see the leaving Year 13 for the last time as a group at our Leavers Celebration last night, and join with them in marking their success. We wish all last year‘s leavers the very best for their futures. In addition our GCSE results were also excellent with over 75% of grades at A* or A. This included over 55% at grades 8 or 9, the equivalent of the old A*, and an even higher number of pupils than last year who achieved the amazing feat of 7 grade 9s or more. Many congratulations to all students who took their public exams this summer. Work has been progressing over the summer on the new extension to the Sports Centre providing a brand-new gym as well as new fitness rooms and changing areas. This marks another significant improvement to the facilities at Tiffin which all students enjoy. Building work will be going on most of this year. The total cost of the project is over £2 million and

Dear Parents Welcome to the first newsletter of the new academic year 2019-20. I would like to start by welcoming all the new students and their parents who started at Tiffin this September. The new Year 7 students seem to be settling in well following their July and September inductions. I would particularly like to welcome the new Year 12 students and their parents. This year marks a significant change and a very exciting new chapter in the development of Tiffin as the Sixth Form has become mixed. We always admit a large number of new students into Year 12 and I’m delighted that this September the new cohort includes over 70 girls who have joined the Sixth Form, as well as a good number of new boys. All the Sixth Formers seem to be settling in very well following their induction and we look forward to seeing their progress as the year goes on. We also welcome to the school a number of new staff. These include Mr Gibbs in Biology, Mr Hills in Maths, Miss McAlpine in Art, Miss Ramsbottom in History and Mr Latham in PE; we wish them every success. We were delighted that our summer exam results were once again excellent. The outstanding A Level results were


Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Monday 30 September

Y8 Information Evening at 6.30 pm Y11 Information Evening at 6.30 pm Y10 Information Evening at 6.30 pm Y12 Information Evening at 6.30 pm Y7 Information Evening at 6.30 pm

Professional Development Day; no pupils in school

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