Your 16+ Admissions Journey

Transform your future at Bancroft's Sixth Form.

Joining Bancroft’s at 16+ ensures your talents are valued and your individuality is nurtured, preparing you for a diverse and exciting future.

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Our admissions timeline

Curriculum Booklet

Visit Bancroft's

Tuesday 24 September 2024

We warmly invite prospective students and their 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.

Summer 2024 will see a full refurbishment of our Sixth Form Centre

The next Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 24 September 2024.




Our 16+ intake for September 2025 is for children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009.

Please note, the final deadline for applications is Friday 11 October 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 Monday 30 September 2024.


Entrance Assessments

Friday 01 November 2024

Entry to the Sixth Form is on the basis of performance in an entrance exam and at interview. Students 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 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

Entrance tests take place in the November before admission, when candidates are in Year 11.

All applicants will sit an online aptitude test of around 45 minutes along with two one-hour exams, from a choice of the subject areas below.

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.

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

Exam Subjects
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics*
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

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.

We are very pleased to announce that we will be offering Psychology as a subject choice from September 2024.

Successful candidates wishing to take Maths and Further Maths will be provided with a pack of work to complete over the summer before joining us. On the first day of term they will take a test to gauge their mathematical readiness for the Further Maths A level course.



Saturday 16 November 2024

Successful candidates will be called back for interview on Saturday 16 November 2024.

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



Offers and Acceptance

December and January

Offers, conditional upon GCSE grades, will be made via email on Monday 02 December 2024.

We are looking to admit around 20 external applicants at our 16+ entry point.

We will then invite all offer holders back to the school for an Offer Holder Morning on Friday 06 December 2024 to meet a wider selection of staff and students.

The acceptance deadline will be at 10am on Monday 06 January 2025.

Welcome to the Bancroft’s community.

Meet our admissions team


Ms Lynne Hague


Miss Zeyana Robertson


Ms Abigail Evans

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