Your 11+ Admissions Journey

Joining Bancroft's at 11+ marks a significant milestone in your child's educational future.

Here is where the transition to a transformative life at Senior School begins.

Key Admissions Dates

Our admissions timeline

11+ Registration Form

Visit Bancroft's

June, October and November

We warmly invite prospective families to join us at one of our Open Events. It’s a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourselves in the vibrant life of our school community.

Our next Open Morning will take place on Saturday 5 October 2024.

Read our online 11+ prospectus here.

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Applications for the academic year commencing in September 2025.

Our 11+ intake for September 2025 is for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Please note, the final deadline for applications is Sunday 1 December 2024.

A registration fee of £125 will be required.

Apply Here

Assisted Places

For Assisted Place applications (a means tested place), please skip the registration form and directly fill out the Initial Assessment of Income Form.

Please note, the final deadline for Assisted Place Applications is Wednesday 13 November 2024.


Entrance Assessments

Tuesday 7 January 2024

Our entrance assessments for September 2025 entry at 11+ (into Year 7) will be held on site at Bancroft’s on Tuesday 7 January 2025.

Children sit three papers: an online reasoning test; a short English paper and a short maths test.

Please refer to our admissions policy for more details.

Practice Papers




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Our 11+ Process
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Saturday 25 January 2025

Children who perform well in the assessments are called back for interview; reports from current schools are also considered at this point.

 Interviews will take place on Saturday 25 January 2025.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Bancroft’s staff to meet your child and get to know them better.

Our interviews are one-on-one, and there’s no need for any special preparation. We welcome curious and inquisitive children who are eager to engage in conversations and share their thoughts on a wide range of topics, even ones they may not be familiar with.

Please rest assured that our aim is not to catch applicants out; instead, it’s a chance for them to get to know us better too. 


Offers and Acceptance

February and March

Offers will be emailed on Thursday 20 February 2025.

The acceptance deadline is at 10am on Friday 7 March 2025.

We are looking to fill around 60 places from external candidates at our 11+ entry point. Please be aware that we also maintain a wait list for those who have performed exceptionally well in our tests and interview. Given the high demand for places and the limited number of available spots, not all applicants can be accommodated immediately.

Being on the wait list is a positive position, and we will keep you informed if spaces become available.

Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £2500 deposit.


Welcome to Bancroft's

Helping your transition

Understanding the significance of stepping into Senior School, we’re dedicated to ensuring this transition is as seamless and supportive as possible before the new term in September.

To facilitate this, we invite families to join us for an induction day in June. It’s a wonderful occasion for pupils to connect with their future classmates through engaging team-building activities and for families to acquaint themselves with the broader school community.

Additionally, the year group will start the school year a day ahead of their peers in September, and then embark on a residential trip during first weeks of term designed to unify the group and cement lasting friendships.

This unique experience sets the foundation for a supportive and closely-knit community from the very beginning.

Meet our Admissions Team

Head of Admissions

Ms Lynne Hague

Admissions Assistant

Miss Zeyana Robertson

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Ms Abigail Evans

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