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Daughter going to Tiffin. What's it really like?

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totallymummy Tue 05-Mar-13 09:59:34

Can anyone with girls at Tiffin...right now in the school give me their honest opinion of what it's like? Is their daughter happy? Have friends? Do most of their friends live miles away? Is it as much of a pressure cooker as people say?
Do the girls have fun and what is contact with the school like? What is the induction process for the girls?

aliasPrickleandJones Tue 05-Mar-13 10:59:30

My DN has just left Tiffins. I think she had a great time and made some good friends.

One thing that let her down a bit was the school's input when she was choosing her 'A' level subjects (sorry, know this is quite a bit ahead for you!!). I think she was poorly advised and her choices (made with input from her school) meant that her transfer to uni has been not as smooth as it could have been.

Anyway that's behind her now and she is enjoying her gap year and lined up to do a good course in a good university.

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 05-Mar-13 11:55:41

Someone posted on here recently about TGS....her dd was there.
She was very funny, and down to earth, and basically said it wasn't a mythical place where unicorns prance in meadows (I think I have paraphrased grin)

Maybe search for Tiffins and unicorns....,,

notfluffy Tue 05-Mar-13 17:53:43

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totallymummy Tue 05-Mar-13 21:41:09

notfluffy and others thanks for your quick replies your words are reassuring and the info you have given is very helpful. My daughter is a bit daunted as we haven't really been able to get a good sense of the school in the way that you can get more inside other schools. Do the girls get mixed up as they go through the years or do they stay in the same form group all the way through?

notfluffy Wed 06-Mar-13 06:07:48

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Zhabr Wed 06-Mar-13 10:32:38

The form group and the house are two different things now. So I suppose the houses will stay the same W, S, B and F, they will just get bigger. The girls are mixing for art, DT, drama, music and PE, I believe. But only within their half of the year group , so in reality my DD(y7) knows the girls just from one other form group in the year and those in her allocated house. DD has lot's of fun in TGS, has lovely friends, who all live not that far from school. So far so good for us...really ticks all the boxes. There are some " boring" girls, who think only about studying and tests, but they are in the minority. I believe, they are seriously pushed by their parents, and not by the school.

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