Tanglin Trust School

Tanglin Trust School is a not-for-profit school with over 90 years experience of providing British-based education with an international perspective in Singapore. Tanglin provides a unique learning environment for children from Nursery right through to Sixth Form.

Tanglin is a vibrant coeducational day school where over 2700 children, representing over 50 different nationalities, learn to be successful and happy in their lives. In developing the whole child, we set high expectations for achievement in the academic and the arts, whilst also nurturing their life skills. Children can thrive, inspired by passionate teachers and supported by excellent pastoral care. Our students enjoy being at school, they look forward to the challenge, the opportunities, the comradeship, and the fun of school life.

Tanglin’s academic traditions and approach to teaching are firmly grounded in an enhanced and rigorous English National Curriculum, however, there are many aspects of school life that have a global focus and are contextualised to our location in South East Asia.

We firmly believe that children are just as likely to learn outside of the classroom as in it. Our curriculum is enhanced through a multitude of opportunities to inspire including outdoor education trips, special days, acts of social service and a wide range of co-curricular activities.

We are proud to be the only school in Singapore offering both IB and A Level at Sixth Form giving our students the opportunity to choose the best pathway for them.  We are very proud of our students’ achievements, with many securing places, including scholarships, at top universities around the world: UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. 

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Essential Information
+65 6778 0771
Preschool, Primary, Secondary
Nursery - Year 13
Starting Age
British, IBDP,
Year Founded
Language of Instruction
Foreign Languages Taught
French, Mandarin, Spanish
Current School Population
Preschool: 736
Primary / Elementary: 768
Secondary / High: 1320
Maximum Class Size
Nursery: 20
Infant: 24
Junior and Senior: 24
A Level: 15
School Hours
3 years old: 09:00 – 13.50
7 years old: 07:50 - 14:50
11 years old: 07:55 - 14:50
Demographic Breakdown
54% British. 46% other representing 57 nationalities
Nationality Restriction
MOE approval required for Singapore citizens.
EduTrust Certified
Teacher to Student Ratio
3-4 years: 1:6 Nursery
4-5 years: 1:8 Reception
5-7 years: 1:12 Years 1-3
8-13 years: 1:24 Years 4-9
14-16 years: 1:20 Years 10-11
16-18 years: 1:15 Years 12-13
Qualification Type
I/GCSE, A Levels, IBDP
Admissions Interview
Throughout the three schools, the buildings feature large multi-purpose assembly and sporting halls, music rooms, indoor performance theatres, Information Technology suites, drama studios and science laboratories. Each school also has its own well-resourced library and health centre. Additional facilities include an eight-lane swimming pool, large outdoor sporting grounds, canteens, a future-learning room and state-of-the-art media technology suites.
Term Dates
2017/2018: 22/08/2017 - 06/07/2018
Term 1: 22/08/2017 - 15/12/2017
Term 2: 09/01/2018 - 29/03/2018
Term 3: 16/04/2018 - 06/07/2018
What Sets This School Apart

Our staff: Tanglin is a very special learning environment and community. The dedication and energy of our staff and their commitment to providing the most inspiring, exciting, memorable learning for our students, along with the care and support that goes in to ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve, whatever their strength or talent, sets Tanglin apart. Teachers are British or Commonwealth trained and experienced.

Our students: Tanglin students are bright, hard working, confident and articulate but also balanced, caring and principled. A Tanglin education not only prepares students to go on to study at top universities around the world but ensures students become well-rounded, independent and curious learners who are proud of their achievements, are excited about their futures and are prepared for jobs not yet created.

Our curriculum: In the Infant and Junior Schools, the English National Curriculum provides the basis for the programmes of study, which are enhanced and enriched to reflect the school’s international setting. We are the only school in Singapore to offer both A-Levels and the IB Diploma, allowing students to choose a pathway that is best suited to them and their individual strengths. We have a specialist team of teachers who support and guide students and their parents in making this important choice.

Our heritage: In 2015 Tanglin celebrated T90 – our 90th Anniversary in Singapore – with the themes of Community and Inspiration. T90 was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our heritage, celebrate our achievements, give back to the community and also to inspire our students to make a difference.

Our awards and accreditations: We are assessed within the British Schools Overseas (BSO) framework, recognised by Ofsted. All three schools have been awarded Outstanding, the highest possible grade. Our Infant School is also the first school in Asia to be awarded the Early Years Quality Mark and the Primary (Infant) Quality Mark.

We have also been awarded the Historical Association Silver Quality Mark, the Geographical Association Gold Quality Mark and the Primary Science Gold Quality Mark, in recognition of the excellent provision and exceptional standards we offer our students in the Junior School.  
As our Infant and Junior Schools are members of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), an association for headteachers of leading prep schools throughout the world, we have received the prestigious kite mark of quality.

Exciting New Developments

Tanglin’s lease on its site at Portsdown Road has been extended to 2038. Having this confidence in our future, means that we can look to develop and improve our facilities further, in the knowledge that we will be on this site for many years to come.
In November 2016, we opened the new Nixon Building, a seven storey building between Gates A and B. This modern, well equipped building includes a new Senior School canteen, a ‘one-stop’ shop and café for parents, a soft play area for the Infant School, social spaces, state of the art Film Studies facilities, allowing for the introduction of Design Technology in the current Senior School art area, gymnastics facilities, and a large performance and exhibition space. In addition, the astro pitches in the centre of the school have been refurbished into one long playing surface that accommodates full size football and rugby pitches.

School Culture
At Tanglin the sense of community spirit is palpable. We are a vibrant, happy, exciting and caring environment where every individual is respected, known and cared for within our community. From the foundation set by the Infant School, right through the Junior School and in to the Sixth Form, Tanglin provides an inspiring and engaging learning environment that fosters a real love of learning and personal development, along with a strong pastoral ethos that ensures children feel safe, secure and happy. We strive to create a culture where curiosity is nurtured and where student success is driven by a sense of genuine engagement with learning. It is important to us that our students have a sense of humility through exposure to a diversity of human experience leading them to want to make a difference, to act creatively and to think critically.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
Infant School - Nursery: $26,181
Infant School - Reception: $32,076
Infant School - Year 1 to Year 2: $32,586
Junior School - Year 3 to Year 6: $34,296
Senior School - Year 7 to Year 9: $39,570
Senior School - Year 10 to Year 11: $41,418
Sixth Form - Year 12 to Year 13: $43,461
Application Fee
Application Fee Refundable
Admission / Enrolment Fee
Building / Facility / Development Fee
Parents Association Fee
Other Fees
Uniform, transport, food, school trips.
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
The Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme at Tanglin provides students with opportunities to pursue a range of interests by developing existing talents or learning something new. Our CCAs are divided into six areas: competitive, recreational, ensemble, creative, active and service.

The extensive CCA programme includes but is not limited to:
Arts and Crafts,
Building websites
Chamber Choir
Chinese Chess
Cross Country
Cross Stitch
First Aid
Fun Fitness Training with Hula Hoops
High Commissioner Award
Hip Hop & Breakdancing
Jewellery Making
Musical Theatre
Poetry & Drama
Rock Band
Rock Climbing
Rookie Lifesaving
Scratch Programming
Scuba Diving
Soft Toy Making
Touch Typing
Water Polo
Wind Band
Enrichment Activities
Mother tongue provision, tuition services, swimming.
Pastoral Care
Enrichment Activities
Mother tongue provision (Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese), tuition services, swimming
Pastoral Care
Special Needs Support
English as a Second Language
2017/2018: 22/08/2017 - 06/07/2018
Term 1: 22/08/2017 - 15/12/2017
Term 2: 09/01/2018 - 29/03/2018
Term 3: 16/04/2018 - 06/07/2018

Website: http://www.tts.edu.sg/

Contact Number: +65 6778 0771

Email Address: admissions@tts.edu.sg

Tanglin Trust School Singapore

Tanglin Trust School Singapore