School Services

School Shop

All students from Nursery to Sixth Form wear a school uniform.

The School Shop stocks the full range of school clothing including swimwear, bags, hats, sportswear and House shirts. School shoes are not sold in the shop.

The School Shop is open every day during term time, prior to the start of each academic year, and on orientation days for families new to Tanglin. There are private changing rooms where students can try on clothes to make sure they are a good fit. The shop also sells a range of stationery and school-related items, some of which have been produced by Tanglin’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Payment at the shop can be made by cash or credit card (AMEX, Visa and MasterCard).


Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 3.45pm
Lunch Break: 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Summer Holiday Opening Hours
Period Opening Hours Lunch Break
08 July to
10 July 2019
8.00am to 3.00pm 11.00am to 1.00pm
17 July to
16 August 2019
8.00am to 3.00pm 11.00am to 1.00pm
19 August to
22 August 2019
8.00am to 3.45pm 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and other days not indicated above.


Tanglin is located on Portsdown Road, approximately 15 minutes drive to the west of Singapore's city centre and is easily accessible from the main residential areas of the island.

Our students get to and from school in a number of different ways; some are dropped off by parents, some travel by MRT (One North is the nearest station a five minute walk away), and many use the popular door-to-door school bus service. Buses in the afternoon leave at various times, usually within 10 to 15 minutes of dismissal times.

Activity buses cater to students participating in the school's co-curricular activities (CCAs). Each student is responsible for being at the bus bay by 4.08pm. The 5.08pm service for Senior students is not a door-to-door service and stops at pre-determined points along designated routes, convenient for main bus stops, MRT stations or car parks. Junior students are not currently permitted to use the 5.08pm service.

Should any Infant children not be taking the bus after school, the school must be advised in writing using the Infant Student Transport Home Notification Form. Failure to notify the school may result in a child travelling home on the bus as usual. The form must be passed to the class teacher, who will forward it to the Transport Office. Parents of Junior School children should complete the online Going Home Arrangement request for their child.

For Infant children, should no caregiver be present to collect the child, the child will return to school until a parent can be contacted. For Junior and Senior students, all services are 'drop and go'.

Families new to Tanglin who would like their children to travel to school by bus should ensure they send in a Transport Request Form to the Transport Office as soon as possible and no later than four weeks before the start of a new term.

A 'bus auntie' or
female supervisor travels on most buses to ensure that seat belts are worn and children travel safely.

Food and Catering

At Tanglin, we promote healthy eating and are committed to the physical wellbeing of our students.

The school’s caterer designs balanced and nutritious menus with a range of Western and Asian food available.

There are several cafés and canteens throughout the school. The Junior Canteen caters for over 65% of Junior School students, providing school lunches and snacks before co-curricular activities. Lunches and snacks for Junior students are pre-ordered and paid for online.

Using a pre-paid card system, Senior students can choose from a range of hot food, sandwiches, made to order subs, salads, healthy snacks and fruit from two canteens. We also offer curry and naan bread at our Halal Kitchen and a choice of pasta dishes. We have a dedicated baker on site who bakes fresh cakes, cookies and pastries.

In addition to this, parents can use our 100 seat café in the Nixon building to grab a coffee and fresh pastries or something more substantial from our range of grab & go products.