Entry at 7+

Please note that applications for 7+ entry into Year 3 for September 2022 have now closed.

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7+ Admissions Timetable

Saturday 9 October 2021Visit Bancroft’s Prep on our Open Event
Monday 15 November 2021Closing date for Bancroft’s to receive Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF) for Assisted Place
Wednesday 1 December 2021Closing date for completed registration forms and fees to be received
December 2021Candidates notified of time and dates for tests
January 2022Candidates invited to Bancroft's Prep in small groups for English tests
Saturday 8 January 2022Testing Day: candidates invited to Bancroft's Prep for Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests
Thursday 17 February 20227+ offers sent out by email and post
10.00am, Monday 7 March 2022Closing 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. Payment should be made online. A copy of the child’s full birth certificate or passport must accompany all applications.

Please note that if you are applying for an Assisted Place you must first complete an Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF). We will then review the financial criteria and either invite you to register for an Assisted Place with a reduced fee of £20 , or invite you to register for a Fee-Paying place.

Upon acceptance of a place, we require a £1000 deposit. The deposit should be paid online; we are not able to accept cash payments. If your child receives an Assisted Place, this deposit will also be means tested.

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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