The school caters for students who have the following attributes:
- An age appropriate fluency in English language (speaking, reading, writing and comprehension)
- A positive attitude to learning
- The ability to thrive in a high achieving environment
- Individual learning needs which can be largely met within the mainstream classroom and without significant additional adult support.
Tanglin does not provide any special programmes to teach students for whom English is an additional language and who are at an early stage of acquiring English. One parent is required to be fluent in English to ensure effective communication between school and home.
Students are required to reside with at least one parent. Tanglin will only consider students living with a legal guardian under exceptional circumstances, e.g. both parents are deceased.
Enrolment is not automatic. The admissions policy is designed to ensure that the students who attend have the capacity to thrive within, and benefit from, all that Tanglin Trust School offers.