Tanglin Trust School

Singapore, Singapore

Tanglin 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.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum



Accreditations and memberships:

  • British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection
  • Federation of British International Schools in Asia
  • Council of International Schools
  • IB World Schools
  • Registered School: Singapore Council for Private Education
  • Independent Association of Prep Schools
  • Member of HMC Leading Independent Schools
  • Cambridge International Examination Centre
  • EdExcel Examination Centre
  • Primary Quality Mark (Early Years, Infant, Science, Geography and History)
School Website

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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. Our students enjoy being at school, they look forward to the challenge, the opportunities, the comradeship, and the fun of school life.

Senior management

Peter Derby-Crook - Chief Executive Officer

School description

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.  A globally recognised, prestigious international school, Tanglin students go on to many of the best universities in the world.


Tanglin Trust School - Generations of Excellence

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Sixth form average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 12

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 24

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 15

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 22/08/16 - 16/12/16
  • 09/01/17 - 31/03/17
  • 17/04/17 - 06/07/17
  • 2017/2018
  • 22/08/17 - 15/12/17
  • 09/01/18 - 29/03/18
  • 16/04/18 - 06/07/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum

University destinations:

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

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Sport is an integral part of the Tanglin curriculum. Our excellent sporting facilities enable us to provide a wide range of competitive and non-competitive events throughout the year. We offer athletics, basketball, swimming, football, rugby, netball, tennis, gymnastics, badminton, cricket, golf, t-ball, softball and volleyball.

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.


Admission process:

Prospective parents will need to complete an application form and submit two past school reports and a reference from the current school. For more information on our admissions process please visit www.tts.edu.sg/admissions/admissions-policy

Admission and language criteria:

Students wishing to enrol in the school must be proficient speakers of English and display the intellectual capacity to fully participate in and benefit from the school's curriculum.

School Open Days:

12/10/2017; 09/11/2017; 25/01/2018; 23/02/2018




School news & events

Further information

Mission Statement
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. 

Vision Statement
We aspire to be the best school in the world with a dynamic learning community which nurtures and inspires every individual to be the best they can be.

Core Values
Respect, Responsibility and Purpose.




95 Portsdown Road



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