Entry at 7+

Please note, we have now completed our  7+ entry process for September 2021. Registrations for 2022 entry are not yet open; entrance details and the registration form for 7+ 2022 entry will be uploaded here, when available. The following files are available to download:


7+ Sample Mathematics Paper

If you would like us to contact you when entrance details for 2022 are available, please follow the link below:

2022 Admissions Enquiry

7+ Admissions Timetable

May or OctoberVisit Bancroft’s Prep or attend an Open Event
NovemberClosing date for Bancroft’s to receive Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF) for Assisted Place
1st December Closing date for completed online application forms and registration fees to be received
December Candidates notified of time and dates for tests
January Candidates invited to Bancroft's Prep in small groups for English tests
January Testing Day: candidates invited to Bancroft's Prep for Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests
February 7+ offers sent out by email and post
MarchClosing date for acceptance of places & payment of deposit

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Entrance Tests

Applicants for entry at 7+ are invited into the Preparatory School for testing on two separate occasions in the January before proposed entry.

The purpose of our entrance processes is not to make Bancroft’s more academically selective, but to help us make offers to children who 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 tests and may be offered places if vacancies arise.


A  non-returnable registration fee of £125 is required. Please note that if you are applying for an Assisted Place, the registration fee is reduced to £20.  Payment should be made online.  A copy of the child’s full birth certificate or passport must accompany all applications.

Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £1000 deposit; if your child receives an Assisted Place, this deposit will also be means tested.  If you indicate on the Registration Form your interest for your child to be considered for an Assisted Place an Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF) will also need to be completed.  Please follow the link to this form on our 11+ registration page.  Please note that from entry September 2021 the deposit should be paid online; we are not able to accept cash payments.

For further information, registration forms or a large print version of our 7+ admissions information contact Prep Admissions:

020 8506 6774

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