Entry at 11+

11+ Registration Form 2022 Entry
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

Events for 11+ Entry 2022

Pupils in Year 6 and their parents are encouraged to to visit us during the autumn term 2021 ahead of our January entrance tests.  We offer weekly tours on Tuesday mornings starting on Tuesday 21 September until Tuesday 19 October.  Tours will be conducted by pupils and there will be the chance to hear from a member of our Senior Leadership Team and to informally meet staff over refreshments. Please be aware that our September and October  tours have proved extremely popular and are now fully booked.

We are holding an 11+ Open Morning on Saturday 13 November, from 9.00am to 1.00pm,  Our Open Morning will give you chance to tour the school and see our extensive facilities, meet pupils and staff and to hear from the Head and our Head of Transition.  You will need to book in advance for the Open Day using  the link below. In order to allow for some social distancing on site, please pick a time for your visit and we ask that party sizes are limited to four people. Please note, our 11.00am session is now fully booked.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bancroft’s.

11+ Open Morning Booking

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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