Entry at 11+

Please note that applications for 11+ entry into Year 7 for September 2022 have now closed.

11+ Information Booklet for Entry 2022

11+ Admissions Timetable
Tour in September and October
Open Morning Saturday 13 November 2021
Visit Bancroft’s for a tour or Open Event
Wednesday 17 November 2021Closing date for Bancroft’s to receive Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF) for Assisted Place
Wednesday 1 December 2021Closing date for completed registration forms and fees to be received
Friday 14 January 2022Testing Day at Bancroft's School
Saturday 29 January 202211+ interviews (by invitation only)
Thursday 17 February 202211+ offers sent out by email and post
Thursday 24 February 202211+ Offer Holders Event for parents and pupils (by invitation only)
10.00am, Monday 7 March 2022Closing date for acceptance of places
JuneAll new Thirds (Year 7) invited to spend a day at Bancroft’s

Entry Requirements

Entry at 11+ into Year 7 is on the basis of performance in entrance tests and at interview.

The purpose of our entrance processes is not to make Bancroft’s more academically selective, but to help us make offers to children we feel will benefit most from the education we offer.  We receive many more applications than we have places.  Some candidates may be placed on a waiting list following the examination and interview and may be offered places if vacancies arise.

Entrance Tests

We are very aware that children have experienced considerable disruption to their schooling and there have been considerable differences in their educational experiences during the pandemic.  To ensure children are not disadvantaged or under extra pressure, we have reviewed our entrance assessment process for September 2022.  Children will sit three papers in January 2022: an online reasoning test; a short English paper and a short maths test.





Children who perform well in the tests are called back for interview; reports from current schools are taken into account.  Members of our Senior School staff interview children. These interviews are primarily academic, and do not need any special preparation. It may be useful if children are able to talk about how they enjoy spending their time, and can describe any particular achievements or interests. We only interview children who have shown in the tests that they have the potential to thrive at Bancroft’s.


Registrations are made online and must be accompanied by a non-returnable registration fee of £125.

Please note that if you are applying for an Assisted Place you must first complete an Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF). We will then review the financial criteria and either invite you to register for an Assisted Place with a reduced fee, or invite you to register for a Fee-Paying place.

A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be uploaded together with your registration form for all applications.

Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £1000 deposit.  Please note that this deposit should be paid on-line.  We are unable to accept cash deposits. If in receipt of an Assisted Place, this deposit will also be means tested.

Entry at other stages

Places very occasionally become available at stages other than at 11+ or 16+. Please email our Admissions Office to enquire;

Admissions Enquiries

Further information is available from our Admissions Team





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