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With over 95 years experience, Tanglin has a well-established history of excellence in education. Being a not-for-profit school means that all revenue is devoted to the provision of education. We are the only school in Singapore to offer both IB and A Level at Sixth Form giving our students the opportunity to choose the best pathway for them. The British-based curriculum is flexible and tailored to the school's location in Singapore.
Yes, in most years. Please do check our admissions department through the following contact details for advice on the current status of waiting lists.
Tel: +65 6770 3583 / +65 6770 3480
Tanglin is a vibrant co-educational school of 2,800 students representing over 50 nationalities and provides a unique learning environment for children from Nursery right through to Sixth Form. As a not-for-profit school, tuition fees are devoted to the provision of an outstanding education.
Whilst the school's academic traditions and approach to learning are grounded in a broad, balanced and rigorous English National Curriculum, it has been developed to reflect our international setting and to celebrate diversity.
As the only international school in Singapore to offer A Levels or the IB Diploma in Sixth Form, all of Tanglin’s Sixth Formers study a programme that is tailored both to the subjects they are passionate about and to the style of learning that most suits them, ensuring they thrive and flourish.
"This bespoke approach to curriculum development ensures that all pupils, regardless of ability, are provided with work that engages, challenges, excites and motivates. It is no wonder pupils say, 'we absolutely love it here'."
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We treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves.
We value our parent community and encourage their participation in school.
Tanglin is a community where everyone is valued and included.
Tanglin seeks to act ethically and according to the principles of social and environmental responsibility.
We value teachers who learn and learners who teach.
We value the opportunity for all to take risks, learn from mistakes, express themselves, and reflect on life and learning.
We are driven by our desire to teach students how to enjoy learning, playing, and making friends.
We allow students time and space to be who they are and discover who they might become.
We celebrate students' personal fulfilment, achievement, and success in all that they do, in and out of school.
There are over 50 different student nationalities. Most common languages spoken after English are Mandarin, Hindi, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Urdu, Italian, German and Spanish.
Tanglin’'s proportion of British students is currently the highest.
Years 1-3: 1:7
Years 4-9: 1:24
Years 10-11: 1:20
Sixth Form: 1:15
For Infant and Junior School teaching staff, Tanglin recruits teachers with a minimum of 2 but preferably 3 to 4 years of post PGCE or QTS experience in the British Curriculum. For Senior School teaching staff, Tanglin recruits teachers with a minimum of 2 but preferably 3 to 4 years post PGCE or QTS experience in either the British Curriculum or IB. Tanglin Trust School in Singapore is an equal opportunities employer committed to the on-going professional development of all of our employees.
(I)GCSE, A Levels and IB Diploma
Please find an overview of Tanglin's exceptional academic results from the last six years here: https://www.tts.edu.sg/academics/academic-results
Through an innovative approach to learning and dynamic teaching staff, Tanglin nurtures and inspires students to achieve their personal best. Responsibility, enthusiasm and participation are actively encouraged, and integrity is prized. Working together in a safe, caring yet stimulating environment, we set high expectations whilst offering strong support, resulting in a community of lifelong learners who can contribute with confidence to our world.
Tanglin encourages both broad participation and the achievement of excellence in the arts, sport, outdoor education and co-curricular activities.
Physical Development is a prime area of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework at Tanglin.
We believe that physical development promotes a sense of wellbeing. Through physical activity using multi-sensory experiences in outdoor and indoor environments, links between cognitive development and movement are enhanced.
Highly skilled and experienced teachers allow opportunities for active play in a safe and challenging environment, using a range of resources. During focused physical development lessons, children develop fundamental motor skills to enhance agility, balance, coordination and strength. This may take place in a specialist sports hall, the swimming pool, an outdoor play area, or within EYFS learning environments.
From this foundation we offer a physical education curriculum in Years 1 and 2 that gives children the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities in an atmosphere of creativity, enjoyment and personal development. Through a range of activities, children learn about cooperation, develop resilience and gain a love of being physically active.
Sport continues to be vibrant element of the Junior School and is firmly embedded in our school culture. The childhood years have been highlighted as a crucial time for ongoing participation in physical activity to be nurtured and maintained. There is a wide range of benefits to youth sports participation such as fitness, mental health, psycho-social development and numerous other traits. We strive to educate our students on the benefits of all of these.
At Tanglin, everyone is encouraged to participate in sport and celebrate success at all levels. Sport forms an integral part of the Tanglin curriculum, co-curricular activity (CCA) and sports and recreational club (SRC) programmes.
Tanglin sports teams play as the Tanglin Lions. All students, all teams, all sports, across the entire school are the Tanglin Lions!
We are privileged to have world class facilities and a dedicated team of qualified and experienced sport specialists, enabling us to provide an extensive programme of the highest quality.
Tanglin offers students the opportunity to compete in inter-and intra- school events, with more than 140 teams competing in 17 different sports each year, both in Singapore and the overseas. We participate in:
ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools)
FOBISIA (Federation of British Schools in Asia)
SEASAC (South East Asia Student Activity Conference)
Tanglin Trust School is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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