Entry at 16+

Please note, we have now completed our admissions process for 16+ entry in September 2021.  Late applications for Sixth Form (16+) entry  may be considered once pupils have their received GCSE results.  Candidates should contact the Admissions Office with their GCSE exam results once they have been received.  Registrations for 2022 entry are not yet open; entrance details and the registration form for 2022 entry will be uploaded here, when available.

Files Available for Download:


Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet, 2021 Entry

If you would like us to contact you when information about 2022 entry,  including any Open Events, is available, please follow the link below:

2022 Admissions Enquiry

16+ Admissions Timetable

October 16+ Open Event
Late October Closing date for completed application forms and registration fees to be received
November16+ Exams
NovemberAssessments for Music Scholarships (by invitation only)
November16+ interviews (by invitation only)
December16+ offers sent out by email and post
December16+ Offer Holders Event for parents and pupils (by invitation only)
JanuaryClosing date for acceptance of places & payment of deposit
August (GCSE Level Results Day)Notify Bancroft's of GCSE Results

Entry Requirements

The Sixth Form at Bancroft’s is a vibrant, intellectually stimulating and friendly place which benefits from the School’s excellent facilities.  Bancroft’s has a strong academic record at A Level: in 2019 pupils achieved 86.3% A*/A/B grades at A Level and pupils are offered a wide range of extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities which allow them to develop outstanding interpersonal skills as well as achieving excellent examination results.

Entry to the Sixth Form is on the basis of performance in an entrance exam and at interview. Pupils joining our Sixth Form at 16+ will need to be academically capable and hardworking as well as socially able to make the most of being in our Sixth Form; they will also need a firm foundation of success at GCSE.  In practice they should expect to gain a significant number of  8 or 9 grades.  We are looking for students who are likely to achieve a minimum of five 8 or 9 grades  at GCSE, and at least an 8 in the subjects they wish to study in the Lower Sixth (Year 12),

Entrance Exam

All applicants will sit a 90 minute problem solving and critical thinking paper.  They also sit two one hour exams, from a choice of the following subject areas.  Exams should be in subjects which the candidate is studying at GCSE Level and intending to take for A level or subjects which relate to those that will be taken.









Religious Studies

English Literature




Applicants nominate the two subject areas on which they would like to be examined by indicating their choices on the application form.

Specific revision is not required and the questions will be appropriate to all GCSE exam boards and syllabus.

*Candidates wanting to take Mathematics A level must sit the Mathematics entrance paper.

Successful candidate wishing to take Maths and Further Maths will be provided with a pack of work to complete over the summer before joining us. They will then sit a test on the first day of the academic year, to assess their mathematical ability. Their performance in this test will determine if they will be allowed to study Further Maths.


Successful candidates will be called back for interview approximately two weeks after the test day.  Offers, conditional upon GCSE grades, will then be sent out by post within the following fortnight.

Candidates called for interview for Art will be required to bring with them a portfolio showing their recent work.


To apply for a place in the Sixth Form candidates must complete the on-line registration form and pay a non-returnable registration fee of £125. Please note that if you are only applying for an Assisted Place, the registration fee is reduced to £20. Please note that on receipt of an application, we will contact the candidate’s present school for a reference and you may wish to inform them of your application before they hear from us. If you indicate on the Registration Form your interest for your child to be considered for an Assisted Place or Music Scholarship, an Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF) and/or Music Scholarship Application Form will also need to be completed.  Please follow the links to these forms on our 11+ registration page.

Candidates who apply only for Assisted Places will not be considered for full fee-paying places, even if their performance in the examination is good enough to have earned them a place in the School.

Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £1000 deposit; If in receipt of an Assisted Place, this deposit will also be means tested.  Please note that for entry September 2021 onwards, the deposit should be paid on-line.  We are unable to accept cash deposits.

Admissions Enquiries

Further information is available from our Admissions Team:

0208 506 6761

A large print version of our 16+ admissions information can also be obtained from the above contact details.

Late Applications for Sixth Form Entry (i.e. following announcement of GCSE results)

Late applications for Sixth Form entry  may be considered once pupils have their received GCSE results.  Candidates should contact the School with their GCSE exam results in August.  We are looking for students who have achieved a minimum of five 8 or 9 grades at GCSE, and at least an 8 in the subjects they wish to study in the Lower Sixth (Year 12) and who will be academically and socially able to make the most of being in our Sixth Form.

Candidates may be invited for interview having taken into account their GCSE exam results; offers may be made subject to receiving a good academic reference from their current school’s Head, their GCSE grades and space available.

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