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Tanglin Trust School

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): SGD $41,874
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: SGD $41,874
Address: 95 Portsdown Road Singapore 139299
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, German, Spanish.

Use of technology in the classroom

Each Year Group area has access to a range of technology, including interactive whiteboards in each classroom; shared pods of desktop computers (Windows and Mac); cameras and sound recorders. In Years 3, 4 and 5, class sets of iPads are also available to teachers for specific tasks. In Year 6, children are required to have their own iPad, which they use at home and at school. This is an important step, giving children the responsibility of looking after a personal device and learning how to use it responsibly, in the safe, familiar and structured environments of the Junior School and the home.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

When a child experiences challenges that require additional support, the school has a well-resourced Learning Support team who are able to cater to more individual needs.

Learning support offered

Through a collaborative, caring approach and working in partnership with children, parents and colleagues (including where necessary the school's Educational Psychologist), the Learning Support team provides a range of interventions to support learning differences. A range of assessment tools are used to identify learning needs, track progress and to determine the correct level of support. Attention is given to the learning preferences of each child and these are accommodated through our multi‐sensory programmes. Where necessary, Individual Education Plans are set up which provide achievable and measurable targets that are regularly reviewed. Some children may need additional support with the adjustment to new learning environments and routines as they move through the school and the transition processes is closely monitored with the Learning Support team playing a strong role, academically and pastorally.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted and Talented intervention is delivered in a twofold approach: within each class through Tanglin’s differentiated curriculum and, additionally, through a range of stimulating, bespoke activities for small withdrawal groups. Units of work are planned to encompass the learner qualities of a resilient inquirer and to invoke children’s curiosity.

School start time

The school starts around 7:50, except for nursery which starts at 9:00.

School finish time

Nursery finishes at 12:00 pm, infants at 1:50 pm.
Juniors and seniors finish at 2:50 pm, sixth form (Grade 11 and 12) finish at 4:00 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arts and crafts, ceramics, chess, construction club, debating, drama, first aid, photography, jewellery making, musical theater, origami, poetry, cross stitch, soft toy making, science club, masterchef, touch typing, violin, singing, choir, rock band, swimming, badminton, hip hop dancing, gymnastics, rock climbing, scrapbooking, water polo, rugby, football, tennis, cross country, cricket, netball.

School provided lunches

Yes.The school offers balanced and nutritious menus with a range of Western and Asian food available. It has several cafes and canteen throughout the school.

Sports activities included

Sport is an integral part of the Tanglin curriculum. Athletics, basketball, swimming, football, rugby, netball, tennis, gymnastics, badminton, cricket, golf, t-ball, softball and volleyball are all established activities.

Sports facilities at the school

25-metre swimming pool and learner pool, large outdoor playgrounds, tennis courts, playing fields, running track, fitness centre, outdoor chess corner.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school offers participants the opportunity to compete in inter-school events, both in Singapore as well as overseas.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Tanglin Trust School Singapore has a long tradition of providing British-based learning with an international perspective. Tanglin we strives 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, Tanglin sets high expectations whilst offering strong support, resulting in a community of lifelong learners who can contribute with confidence to the world.

Teaching approach of the school

Tanglin Learner Profile:
- Balanced
- Caring
- Communicators
- Knowledgeable
- Open-minded
- Principled
- Reflective
- Resilient Inquirers
- Risk-takers
- Thinkers

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