Entry at 16+

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 2022 pupils achieved 93% 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.

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16+ Admissions Journey for September 2023

Thursday 29 September 2022Visit Bancroft’s 16+ Open Evening
Monday 3 October 2022Closing date for Bancroft’s to receive Initial Assessment of Income Forms (IAIF) for Assisted Places
Monday 10 October 2022Closing date for completed registration forms and registration fees to be received
Friday 4 November 202216+ Entrance Tests at Bancroft's School
Saturday 19 November 202216+ interviews (by invitation only)
Monday 5 December 202216+ offers sent out by email and post
Friday 9 December 202216+ Offer Holders Event for parents and pupils (by invitation only)
Monday 9 January 2023Closing date for acceptance of places

Entry Requirements

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

Entrance tests take place in the November before admission, when candidates are in Year 11.  The tests for entry in September 2023 will take place on Friday 4 November 2022.   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.









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.


Please note that registrations for our 16+ entrance tests for 2023 entry closed on 10 October. 

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 applying for an Assisted Place you must first complete an Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF). Please follow the link to this form on our 16+ registration page.  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 or valid passport must be uploaded on the registration form for all applications.

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.

Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £1000 deposit.  Please note that this deposit should be paid online.  We are unable to accept cash deposits. If in receipt of an Assisted Place, this deposit will also be means tested.

Further information is available from our Admissions Team:

0208 506 6761

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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