Joining Bancroft's


view1There are two main ages of entry to Bancroft's: at 7+ (into Year 3) and at 11+ (into Year 7), in addition we admit smaller numbers  at 16+ (into the Sixth Form).

7+ (into Year 3).  Entrance is by our own competitive tests, held in January of the year of entry.  Candidates will be invited into the Preparatory School for testing on two separate occasions.  We recruit about 60 pupils at this age, from a very wide range of independent and state schools. (Click here for further information)

11+ (into Year 7).  We recruit approximately a further 60 pupils at this age, from a very wide range of independent and state schools.  Entrance is by our own competitive exam, held in January of the year of entry, which involves papers in English and Maths.  (Click here for further information)

16+ (into the Sixth Form).  We recruit about 25 pupils at this age, from a wide range of independent and state schools.  Entrance is by our own competitive exam, held in November of the year of entry i.e., at the beginning of Year 11; candidates select their papers from a list based on the subjects they propose to study at A Level.   We may also offer fee paying places on the basis of GCSE results once these are published in August.  (Click here for further information)

The purpose of our entrance processes is not to make Bancroft’s more academically selective, but to help us make offers on a controlled basis to candidates we feel will benefit most from the education we can 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.

Places may occasionally become available at other ages as families move out of the area.

For Bancroft's Preparatory School enquiries, please contact:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 020 8506 6774

For all Bancroft's Senior School enquiries, please contact:

  • The Admissions Registrar, Mrs Stephanie Wallis,telephone: 020 8506 6761 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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