“Students’ personal development is outstanding as a result of the exceptional range of wider opportunities on offer”


The co-curriculum of wider opportunities are an essential part of Tiffin life. All boys belong to a House and take an active role in the House Championship, working closely with boys of different ages and experiences. Running alongside this is an extensive and ambitious range of sports teams, musical ensembles, arts groups, clubs and societies, which meet before school, at morning break, during the long lunch break (in which boys will often take part in two activities as well to having lunch), after school, in the evening and at weekends. Most of the co-curricular activities are run by staff in their areas of expertise and enthusiasm; many are led by the boys themselves, several of whom have set up their own groups.

Involvement in the co-curriculum is closely monitored by the Form Tutor and all boys are strongly encouraged to take part. The strongest performances at GCSE and A Level at Tiffin have come from boys who have been heavily involved in wider opportunities; similarly, the breadth of experience that comes from full engagement in this programme is highly valued by universities when they look to select students for undergraduate courses.

Pupils at Tiffin are actively encouraged to extend their knowledge of Design and Engineering. Experience of the real world is essential for developing the application for Design and Engineering. The SmallPiece trust offer a range of courses from 1 day to residential placements. These are either provided by universities or links to Industry. Experience of such courses is highly regarded during their application process for university. Details of future opportunities are available on line of via your class teacher.

Press Release about a Tiffin boy attending an Engineering Experience course at the National Grid Training Centre near Newark.
Press Release related to Tiffin boys attending a Motorsport Engineering residential course at Oxford Brookes University.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy attending a course on nanotechnology at the University of Leeds.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy attending a Marine Technology course at the University of Southampton.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy who benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at Royal Holloway, University of London in Surrey.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy who benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at the University of Nottingham.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy who enjoyed from a unique learning experience at the University of Portsmouth.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy who benefitted from a unique opportunity to explore the practical world of electromechanical engineering at Cardiff University's School of Engineering.
Press Release about a Tiffin boy who has been learning how to solve some of the key challenges facing the nuclear industry at Lancaster University.

The activities available to the boys during the school year include the following.

Art Clubs
Basketball teams
Big Band
Book Clubs
Boys’ Choir
Carrom Board
Challenge Club
Chamber Orchestra
Close Harmony
Concert Band
Cricket teams
Cross Country
Street Dance
KS3 Dance Club
Tiffin Dance Company
Debating Society
Drama Productions
Duke of Edinburgh
Film Club
Gig Nights
Maths Challenge Club
Oratorio Choir
Percussion Ensemble
Philosphers’ Club
Rowing crews
Rugby teams
Samba Group
School Council
Science Club
String Orchestras
Swing Band
Tiffin Literary Magazine Issue One
Tiffin Literary Magazine Issue Two
Write Club
Young Enterprise
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