Mission: ‘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.’
Structure: Established in 1925, Tanglin has over 90 years experience of providing a British-based education to the international community in Singapore. Tanglin is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is registered as an educational charity. Tanglin is a vibrant co-educational school of 2,800 students aged from 3 to 18 years, representing over 50 different nationalities. The school is split into the Infant School (3-7 years); the Junior School (7-11 years), the Senior School (11-16 years), and the Sixth Form College (16-18 years).
Enhanced Curriculum: While Tanglin’s academic traditions and approach to teaching are firmly grounded in an enhanced and rigorous English National Curriculum, there are many aspects of school life that have a global focus which is contextualised to the school’s location in South East Asia. Tanglin’s links with Singapore and Asia are increasingly woven into subject areas and key topics across the school to ensure students achieve a global perspective and that they have an awareness of the world and their place in it.
Pathway Options: As students progress through the Key Stages of the English National Curriculum, they are presented with a widening choice of subjects that are taught by a dedicated team of subject specialists. They are guided in making choices for GCSE and IGCSE courses with examinations normally taken at the end of Year 11. Students then have the opportunity to select either the A Level or IB pathway in Years 12 and 13 with this choice being unique amongst Singapore schools. Tanglin graduates typically progress to universities of their choice which are among the best in the world.
Heritage: Tanglin is proud of its 90 years of continuous service and honoured to be part of the dynamic hub that is Singapore. Over the years Tanglin has expanded to accommodate the increasing demand for world class international education from families representing a diverse range of nationalities.
Inspections: Tanglin is inspected every year within the British Schools Overseas (BSO) framework, recognised by Ofsted. All three schools have been awarded ‘Outstanding’, the highest possible grade, in their latest inspections (2015, 2016 and 2017).
Breadth of Learning Experience: High levels of achievement are evident throughout the school and high quality teaching places great emphasis on meeting the needs of each and every student. In addition to its outstanding academic performance, Tanglin offers an extensive range of sporting, musical, creative and recreational co-curricular activities, as well as a challenging Outdoor Education programme to enrich the students’ learning experience.
Community: Tanglin students are also encouraged to contribute actively to the local community, support social projects and participate in sustainable and long term service commitments. A strong pastoral system nurtures positive relationships, promoting an ethos that values and celebrates students as individuals while fostering a strong sense of community.
Learner Profile: Underpinning life at Tanglin are a set of ten attributes, closely aligned with the IB’s Learner Profile, which the school strives to develop in its students; balanced, caring, risk-takers, knowledgeable, resilient inquirers, communicators, principled, open-minded, thinkers and reflective.
Ultimately, it is the quality of education at Tanglin that makes the difference.