Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School is the oldest British international school in Southeast Asia. Tanglin provides the English National Curriculum with an international perspective to children from 3 to 18 years in Singapore.

Tanglin is a vibrant co-educational school of 2,800 students representing over 50 nationalities and provides a unique learning environment for children from Nursery right through to Sixth Form. As a not-for-profit school, tuition fees are devoted to the provision of an outstanding education. As the only school in Singapore to offer A Level and the IB Diploma in Sixth Form, all of Tanglin’s Sixth Formers study a programme that is tailored to them. Students’ examination results consistently surpass Singapore and global averages, with around 97% of graduates typically receiving their first or second choice university, which are amongst the best in the world.

INTRODUCTION TO Tanglin Trust School

Tanglin Trust School is a private international school founded in 1925 that provides a British-based curriculum with a global perspective to children from 3 to 18 years in Singapore.


The school is located on Portsdown Road, approximately 15-minutes’ drive from the city centre. The area is close to one of Singapore’s high technology clusters of biomedical sciences, ICT, and media industries in Singapore and the heritage and nature areas of Rochester Park and the Wessex Estate.


The Tanglin 3-14 curriculum is based upon the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and English National Curriculum, and enhanced by the latest research in curriculum design and cognitive science from around the world.

Infant School (3 – 7 years) includes Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2.

Junior School (7 -11 years), from Years 3 to 6.

Senior School, including:

Middle School (11-14 years) means the start of Senior School and includes Years 7 to 9.

Upper School (14-16 years) is the continuation of Senior School for Years 10 & 11. The Senior School curriculum is based on the British Curriculum. IGCSE students follow a core of compulsory subjects but are also given the opportunity to select some courses according to their preference.

Sixth Form (16-18 years) means the culmination of Senior School for Years 12 & 13 and the school offers  dual pathways: a choice of A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB).


Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages: French, Spanish and Chinese.

Language Support: NO. Students are required to have the age-appropriate fluency in English language. There is no provision to teach children for whom English is an additional language or who are at an early stage of acquiring English language skills.


Tanglin Trust School offers a wide variety of Co-Curriculum activities depending on the stage:

Ball Skills, Beginners Strings, Board Games, Drama, Musical Theatre, Chinese Art, Coding, Crocket, Football, French, Gymnastics, Lego, Photography, Piano, Wind Band, Archery, Badminton, Robotics, Basketball, Coding, Japanese, Chess, Dance, Judo, Choir, Press Club, Rugby/Touch, Swimming, Animation Club, Journalling, Dissection Club,  Golf, Spanish, Talking Politics, and others.


Number of students: Around 2,800 students.

Number of nationalities: Over 5o different nationalities

Predominant nationality: British, Indian, Australian, Malaysian, and Singaporean.

Class size Average: INA

Class size Maximum: INA


Enrolment period: Applications may be submitted up to three years prior to the desired year of entry.

Waiting list: There is no longer waitlists. Applicants will be reviewed and assessed each year by the relevant Head of School and Head of Admissions

Admission criteria: Students applying to Tanglin must meet the following minimum entry requirements to be considered as part of our annual applicant selection process:

  • An age-appropriate fluency in English language (speaking, reading, writing and comprehension).
  • A demonstrated positive attitude and approach to learning.
  • The ability to thrive in a high-achieving environment.
  • Individual learning, emotional and social needs.
  • The capacity and desire to engage with the co-curricular programme.
  • The capacity and desire to make a positive contribution to the school community.

Additional requirements apply to students who are Singapore Citizens. Please refer to the school’s Admissions Policy.

School Fees Structure:            Academic Year 2023-2024

Year Level                                                    Annual Payments                  

Nursery                                                                  $ 31,695

Reception                                                              $ 38,910

Year 1 to 2                                                             $ 39,690

                                 Junior: Year 3 to 6                                               $ 41,550

Senior: Year 7 to 9                                              $ 46,875

                                 Senior: Year 10 to 11                                           $ 49,068

Sixth Form: Year 12 to 13                                  $ 50,865

School fees are payable in advance and billed on a termly basis. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. All fees are quoted in Singapore dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 7%. GST is subject to change to 8% effective from 1 January 2023.


Tanglin Trust School provides curriculum modification or specific intervention if children need extra support. For more specific cases that require additional support, the school’s Learning Support or Enhanced Provision Teams, together with the teachers, the school’s Psychologist and Counsellors, will assess and provide the right level of support, which might include in-class or small group support. If needed, individual support is also provided.


Uniform: YES.

Student Support: INA

Religion: INA


School Bus: YES.

Boarding Services: NO.

3 Reviews for Tanglin Trust School


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This is a good one

4.7/ 5

I think this school is really really nice and have such a great curriculum

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Fantastic experience

5/ 5

They have high quality of teaching, high quality of IT, high quality of sports and extra curriculum

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2 Reviews

Large and busy school

3.8/ 5

Big school and busy environment., not the ideal one for students moving from small schools.

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