Tanglin Trust School Singapore has a long tradition of providing British-based learning with an international perspective. At Tanglin we strive to make every individual feel valued, happy and successful. 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 Trust School Singapore are also fully committed to our core values: Respect, Responsibility, and Purpose, which underpin everything we do, the way we do it, and ultimately our ethos.
We believe school life is important in itself, not simply a preparation for something in the future. Every day of your child’s school life is important and should be looked forward to with excitement and anticipation.
At Tanglin Trust School, we acknowledge every child is different and needs change as they grow. Therefore, it is important we know your child and your child feels known and cared for. Although every school has to have structure to its operation, we work hard to avoid having a ‘fixed menu’ so we can identify and meet the varying needs of each individual. You won’t be surprised then to hear that ‘wellbeing’ is our core development strategy!
I do not believe that TTS is any better or worse than any other UK state school. It should be a lot better at $45,000 a year but the fact that it is in Singapore with a pupil-base of largely white-collar 2-parent families helps and the fact that it was established in 1925 gives it some old world romanticism but as a Tanglin Parent of 24 years, it is a school that should do a lot better than it does. TTS failed two of my children - one was not allowed into the 6th form as they didn't believe she would get the grades (she went to a British fee paying school and came out with A, B, C) and my son was encouraged to apply for Oxford by TTS which he did. His predicted grades were A*A*A and Oxford offered AAA but when it came right down to the wire - right where it mattered. In a year (2020) where nobody took an exam......Tanglin Trust School thought it would be a good idea to award ABB for no good or sensible reason at all. They have spent the months since defending their position and hiding behind a process acknowledged by the British Schools Minister, to have been flawed. Instead of making up for their shortcomings. Really not a good look and I would not recommend any parent trusting their children's A-Levels to people like this.
David, 13/10/2019 @ 20:28:40
Music & Arts
Great school, my kids are luckier than they would ever know :)
From Meeraan Siddiqui,
Joined in 2014 as a year 5. Been 3-4 years already and was sadly there for 4 months. A blessing to be at the school and would highly recommend it. Fun sports like cricket, explorations like going to cities overnight, a school with a diverse body and heartwarming teachers. Amazing students to be friends with and interesting learning experience.
If my old teacher Mr. Edward Hassall is seeing this review, I said hi!