Entry at 13+


We are currently offering a small number of full fee paying places for 13+ entry into year 9 for September 2021.  Places will be awarded following a selection process of examination and interview.  We will also take into consideration the Head Teacher’s report from a child’s current school.  The 13+ Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday 6 February 2021.

We are unable to offer any Assisted Places for entry into Year 9 at Bancroft’s in September 2021; all 13+ places will be offered on a full fee paying basis.

Important Dates for 13+ Entry September 2021
Monday 18 January 2021 Closing date for registrations for entry September 2021
Saturday 6 February 2021 13+ Entrance tests
February 2021 13+ Interviews
Monday 1 March 2021 13+ Offers posted
Friday 12 March 2021 Closing date for acceptance of 13+ places

Entry Requirements

Entry at 13+ into Year 9 is on the basis of performance in an entrance exam and at interview. We will also require a report from the candidate’s current school.

Entrance Exam

Applicants for entry September 2021 will sit four thirty minute tests in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities.  Children who do well in these examinations are invited for interview.


Successful candidates are called back for interview following the tests; a report from the candidate’s current school will be taken into account.  Interviews are conducted by a member of the Senior School staff.  The interviews are primarily academic and do not need special preparation, but it may useful if children can talk about how they enjoy spending their time, and describe any particular achievements or interests.

Places for entry September 2021 are offered on the basis of candidates reaching a satisfactory standard in the written tests, their interview and receipt of an up-to-date school report.


To apply for a place in Year 9 starting in September 2021, please complete and submit an on-line registration form before 18 January 2021; it may not be possible to process applications received after this date.

A single (non-returnable) registration fee of £125 is required.  A copy of the candidate’s birth certificate or passport must accompany all applications.


If you require further information, please contact our Admissions Team,

0208 506 6761


We also have a limited number of fee paying places available for pupils to join us into year 8 (12+) in September 2021. Please contact our Admissions Team for more information:



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13+ and 12+ Entry to Bancroft's, September 2021

We have some places available for children to join us in September 2021 into Year 8 (Removes) and Year 9 (Lower Fourth).  For details of how to apply, please see:  https://www.bancrofts.org/admissions/entry-at-13/