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Open Evenings

Please ensure you have read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before booking.


Important Information

When is Open Evening?

Open Evening is taking place on Tuesday 2nd July 2024, between 4.00pm-8.00pm.  Last entry for tours is 6.30pm and there will be no tours after the last Head’s presentation at 7.30pm.

Is there parking available on site?

No, there is no parking available on site throughout the event.  Tiffin benefits from excellent public transport links with Kingston train station and various bus stops within 5 minutes walking distance to the school.  There are also many car parks located in Kingston town centre that are within easy reach of the school.

Where do I enter the school?

Entry to the school is via the following points:

London Road Gate: Please use gate if you would like to tour the school first.

Hilmy Gate: Please use this gate if you are attending the Head’s presentation before your tour.


For more information, please see ‘Planning Your Visit’.


Planning Your Visit

How does the evening work?

Our Open Evening consists of two parts – a tour of the school and a presentation from the Head, Mr Williams.  Mr Williams will be giving presentations at set times throughout the evening (4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm,  7.30pm).

Due to the capacity of the Main Hall, only 335 people can attend each presentation.  Therefore, if you would like to attend a presentation from Mr Williams, booking is required.

Families do not need to attend a presentation from the Head and are welcome to just enjoy the tour of the school; booking is not required for this and families can arrive at the event at a time convenient to them.

If you would like to tour and attend a Head’s presentation, you can choose which order you do this in.  Please ensure you arrive at the correct gate based on how you have planned your evening (please see ‘Useful Information’ above).

How do I book the Head’s presentation?

Booking is required if you would like attend the Head’s presentation.  Booking opens at 9.00am on Monday 13th May.  Please book using this link or book below.  Please note, tickets are limited to 4 per family and proof of booking will be required to gain admittance.  Please avoid bringing siblings and no pushchairs will be allowed inside the school buildings.

How long will my visit last?

We recommend allowing 1.5 hours for your visit (tour of the school and attending a Head’s presentation).

Access Arrangements

Is there disabled access around the school?

Tiffin has lift access to areas of the school – please inform the school prior to the event if you will require the use of this.  Wheelchair users are welcome, but please note there is no disabled parking available on the school site.

Useful Information

Are there refreshments available throughout the evening?

Yes, we are very pleased to offer our visitors a range of refreshments in our Dining Hall throughout the evening; snacks, hot food and dinners as well as a range of drinks will be available to purchase.

I’m unable to attend on 2nd July , is there an alternative date I can attend?

No, unfortunately we unable to offer more than one Year 7 Open Evening per year.  If you are unable to attend on Tuesday 2nd July, please use our website and social media platforms to gain an insight into the school and discover more about our curriculum, facilities and co-curricular opportunities.