Your 7+ Admissions Journey

Our 7+ entrants form the cornerstone of our community, and it’s truly rewarding to watch them flourish throughout their time at Bancroft’s.

Key Admissions Dates

Our admissions timeline

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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.

The next Open Morning will be on Saturday 5 October 2024.

Explore our digital Prep Prospectus.

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Welcome from our Head of Prep School
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Our 7+ intake for September 2025 is for children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

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

A registration fee of £125 will be required.


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


Here at Bancroft’s Prep School we want to make all children feel welcome and at ease.

Yes, we are a selective school but we believe that ‘academic’ must also mean warm and friendly, never cold.

The children visit us on two separate occasions in the January before their intended year of entry.

The Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning parts of our entrance assessments take place in the Prep School on Monday 6 January 2025.

All the children are invited in to see us again in small groups for the English assessments which involves a reading comprehension and a piece of creative writing.

The staff involved in our testing are very experienced at working with young children; we want them to feel positive about their time with us and able to do their best.

7+ Sample Mathematics Paper


Offers and Acceptance


Offers will be emailed on Thursday 20 February 2025.

The acceptance deadline is at 12pm on Friday 7 March 2025.

We are looking to fill around 60 places at our 7+ 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.

Meet our Admissions Team

Prep Admissions Assistant

Mrs Paula Lesurf

Head of Admissions

Ms Lynne Hague

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Ms Abigail Evans

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