The Tiffin Girls’ School, a selective state school, is a vibrant and happy community where the girls take centre stage.

The school is currently home to 1196 students, aged between 11 and 18, as we start our 140th year and has been providing an education where girls can live up to the school’s motto sapere aude – dare to be wise. The school prides itself on encouraging girls to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be: academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. A broad and challenging curriculum sits alongside a stimulating and rewarding range of extra curricular activities, many of which are student-led, and these elements of school life combine to develop inquisitive, confident, dynamic and successful young women ready for their future lives as global citizens.

The girls achieve highly because they are incredibly motivated, hardworking and focused. It is, however, the caring and strong pastoral system, complemented by the development of strong friendship groups, which makes them feel happy and safe, allowing them to flourish in their time here. The school also benefits greatly from a very positive relationship with parents, working together in our common aim which is to encourage and support the girls. The school was founded in 1880 to provide ‘a superior education for girls’ and it continues to fulfil that aim today. The school ranks among the very best state schools in the country. Our vision is to promote 'An intellectually stimulating and outward facing school, enabling students to flourish and contribute to society'. Central to achieving this vision are the school’s core values of Community, promoting a culture of giving and encouraging students to be active citizens in society; a Love of Learning, inspiring students to pursue their passions with freedom of intellect and being challenged to think creatively and critically; and Character, building resilience, confidence and independence with integrity and respect for others. With our students’ commitment to these core values, we aim to be regarded as much for our academic results, as for being a school community that nurtures independence and collaboration and encourages engagement in a wide and diverse range of extra curricular activities.

About Us

The Tiffin Girls' School is a six-form entry selective school.  The school has spacious though functional premises, which provide extensive facilities in all areas of the curriculum. Specialist teaching areas include thirteen science laboratories, three art rooms, one of which is a fully equipped ceramics room, a drama studio, music suite and a computer suite of two computer rooms, with laptops and clusters of machines in design technology, music and science. The LRC has additional computers available for lessons or independent study. There is a large assembly hall, a separate dining hall and two gymnasia. Sports facilities include an astro turf, resurfaced netball and tennis courts.

The school's proximity to London makes it possible for students of all ages to attend concerts, plays, theatre workshops, lectures, exhibitions, one-day conferences and international matches. The school makes good use of this facility as trips and activities outside of school form an essential part of the students’ educational experience.  Parental contributions and fundraising have greatly enhanced the accommodation in the school. In the recent past, two new classrooms, a learning resources centre and two science laboratories have been added. In addition, a new teaching block becomes available in December 2019 through funding secured by the school.

Join Us


  • Job Title

    Biology Technician

  • Location

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Posted

    11th June 2021

  • Salary


  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description


  • Job Title

    Lunchtime Supervisor

  • Location

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Posted

    10th June 2021

  • Salary

    £11.00 per hour, paid annually £7,461 pa

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR PART TIME, 15 HOURS PER WEEK, TERM TIME ONLY For September start From 10.45 to 13.45 each day SALARY £11.00 per hour, paid annually £7,461 pa If you have a po ...

Working for us

The strong team of highly qualified staff has extensive and varied experience. They share a commitment to high standards of learning, discipline and care for the personal wellbeing of each student. Opportunities for professional development are essential and care is taken to ensure all staff have access to training and new experiences through a comprehensive and personalised programme of CPD, both elective and directed through twilight and inset days. Based on the needs identified by appraisal and teaching and learning reviews and underpinned by current research, our CPD programme offers bespoke pathways to development. There is a well-developed programme of induction for all new colleagues and newly qualified teachers and staff are encouraged to join working parties on specific areas of development. There is also an active staff association which arranges social activities throughout the year.

Staff describe The Tiffin Girls’ School as a unique place to work because:

“working here means you teach girls who want to be challenged and inspired and who challenge me every day”

“the attitude and behaviour of the girls makes it a unique place to work – they are willing to throw themselves into everything with enthusiasm”.

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed candidates - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

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Living in Kingston


One of London’s liveliest boroughs. Life revolves around the Thames, with the buzzing market town of Kingston being the main attraction. Kingston High Street runs parallel to the Thames so it many of its favourite restaurants are found situated along the banks of the riverside.

With the popular Kingston University based here there is an abundance of bars and clubs to entertain the vibrant student population and younger residence.

Kingston upon Thames is one of the greener areas of the capital with two royal parks in neighbouring Richmond upon Thames. Local parks hold facilities to cater for all those who enjoy the great outdoors, such as Canbury Gardens which is home to the Kingston Rowing Club boathouse and is in turn a great spot for fishing.

Only half an hour from central London it has excellent train links. Situated near to the A3 and M25 it is also easily accessible by car. The river bus as an excellent alternative to get into Canary Wharf and London Bridge. 



Wimbledon Championships - In the neighbouring Merton bordering Kingston, the world famous Wimbledon Championships takes place. Indulge yourself in summer fun with a spot of Pimms, and Strawberries and Cream.

The Thames - Enjoy the beauty of the Thames when the weather permits it on foot, bicycle or boat.

Kingston Markets - Hunt for bargains in Kingston’s 800 year old markets.

Chessington World of Adventure - One of the UKs biggest and best theme parks. Great for those ‘kidults’ amongst us.

“Out of Order” by David Mach- Iconic sculpture that has been snapped by tourists the world around. If you’ve seen photos of London you’ll probably have seen this.