Local Community

 

The Tiffin Girls' School has a long tradition of community outreach focusing on developing and coordinating our strong links in the community.

 

Aspirations and Ambitions Project

The Aspirations and Ambitions project was launched in 2014 and has been repeated each subsequent summer term. The project aims to raise the aspirations and ambitions of the young pupils taking part and to develop the mentoring skills, professionalism and leadership of the participating Year 9 students. In 2018, Year 9 students teamed up with Year 5 pupils from King's Oak Primary School to work on a science and drama Discovery Project as crime solving Inspector Tiffin.
 

PSHE Programme

Year 10 girls are involved in a community outreach project in the spring and summer terms as part of their PSHE programme, helping local primary school children with their reading and mathematics for four weeks consecutively, on rotation.
 

Community Party

In the autumn term, we are proud to welcome residents from our local care homes to our annual Christmas Party for the elderly.

 

Maths Masterclasses

Maths masterclasses ran at The Tiffin Girls' School for 9 years until 2015, welcoming pupils from six local Kingston primary schools St Luke's, Latchmere, St Agatha's, Fern Hill, The Russell School and Meadlands. Supported by Sixth Form students, the Masterclasses incorporated fun quizes and games to develop the pupils' mathematical and reasoning skills, with a challenge to take home each week.. 
 

Charity Support


The school continues to support the wider community through its charitable efforts.

 

United World Schools

In 2014 United World Schools was chosen as the whole school charity. United World Schools aims to 'teach the unreached' by building schools in areas of the world where children have no access to primary education. The Tiffin Girls' School was selected to partner with Ol' Thom School, a brand new school in Cambodia. After its initial funding from the British School Society, Ol' Thom School now relies solely on The Tiffin Girls' School for its funding. All of the money we raise provides the children with teachers, learning materials and a safe environment to learn. Tiffin girls' fundraising efforts through RAG week and Sports Day have maintained the school year-on-year since we were partnered. In 2018-19, we raised £9,045 which allowed the children in Cambodia to continue attending Ol' Thom School for at least another year. To find out more about the charity, please visit unitedworldschools.org.
 

House Charities

Each academic year, the school's six houses raise money for a charity of their choosing. In 2019-20, the chosen charities are:

 

Bebbington The Nature Conservancy nature.org/en-us/
Flavell Young Minds youngminds.org.uk/
Nicolle WWF Rainforest Appeal support.wwf.org.uk/donate
Orford Heifer International heifer.org/
Schofield Rainforest Foundation UK rainforestfoundationuk.org/
Watson World Land Trust worldlandtrust.org/


Bepoke Appeals

In addition to this support, the school fundraises in a targeted way in support of bespoke appeals and global humanitarian crises. In 2018-19, the students raised £985 for the NSPCC (Christmas Jumper Day) and through their Mini Enterprise project, Year 9 donated £1,380 to their chosen charities. The school raised £400 for the appeals in response to typhoon Mangkhut and hurricane Florence, and £3,100 for the Sri Lanka bombing appeal. In LGBTQ week, £285 was raised for the Albert Kennedy Trust.

As part of the pastoral curriculum, Year 9 also collects appropriate items for our local homelessness charity, Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, and collects food supplies for Kingston Food Bank in our annual Homelessness Awareness Week in December. Each October, Year 11 girls lead the school in fundraising in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on 'Pink Day' and in 2019, this event raised £3,400.