Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
95 Portsdown Road, 139299, Singapore
|Mr Craig Considine
|Language of Instruction
|Co-ed Age Range
|Number of pupils
|Nursery to Reception
|S$31,695 - S$38,910 per annum
|Year 1 to Year 6
|S$39,690 - S$41,550 per annum
|Year 7 to Year 13
|S$46,875 - S$50,865 per annum
|Average Class Size
|24; Nursery: 20; Sixth Form: 15
|Authorised IB Programmes
|IAPS, CIS, FOBISIA, IB
Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School is the oldest British international school in Southeast Asia. With over 55 nationalities represented, Tanglin is a vibrant coeducational school that provides British-based learning with an international perspective. Tanglin is the only school in Singapore to offer students the choice to take either A Level or the IBDP programme at Sixth Form, both of which achieve consistently outstanding results. A choice of qualification means each student in Senior School is offered a tailored education. Regular feedback through sharing data and face-to-face parent-teacher meetings are integral to helping students accomplish their academic goals, and for parents to support them on their Sixth Form pathway. Tanglin has an excellent academic reputation. Students' examination results consistently surpass Singapore and global averages, with around 96% of graduates receiving their first or second choice university, which are among the best in the world.
Tanglin believes in providing a holistic education and values the importance of extracurricular activities alongside academic achievement. The co-curricular programme serves as a crucial pathway to broaden students' horizons, presenting them with avenues to explore a diverse range of skills and interests that will support and enhance their studies, and enrich their lives beyond school. Sports and arts are celebrated as part of its extensive CCA programme.
Tanglin's Centenary Building which opened in 2023 is an impressive addition to the school campus, with aspirational facilities designed to benefit the school and wider Tanglin community. Students of all ages now enjoy the Olympic standard gymnasium and swimming pool, 25 metre climbing wall, as well as a state-of-the-art Music Department. Located over two floors, the department is a central music hub for the whole School, where Seniors and Juniors can participate in individual and group lessons, and ensembles and performances can happen. Tanglin recently launched the Centenary Music Scholarship. Open to Senior School students, the scholarship reflects Tanglin's high academic expectations and demonstrates how inspirational learning spaces lead to aspirational learning opportunities. The Centenary Building is also home to The Institute@Tanglin which encourages engagement in meaningful discourse and thought leadership. The forum is designed to promote academic stretch which is required when tackling the challenging IBDP curriculum.
It's no wonder that for the third year in a row, Tanglin was named one of the top 125 private schools globally in the Spear's School Index by Carfax Education and is one of 15 schools selected from the China and Southeast Asia region. All aspects of the school are considered in the selection process. Aside from formal criteria such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for their unique ethos, their local and international reputations, and how they prepare future-ready students for the globalised world. The Tanglin 2023 IB cohort is a testament to this award, achieving an average Diploma score of 38.7 points, more than 8.5 points above the world average of 30.2.