Entry at 7+

Registrations for 7+ entry in September 2023 have now closed. We will be accepting registrations for 2024 from spring 2023.


Saturday 14 May or Saturday 8 October 2022Visit Bancroft’s Prep for an Open Morning
Wednesday 16 November 2022Closing date for Bancroft’s to receive an Initial Assessment of Income Form (IAIF) for Assisted Place
Thursday 1 December 2022Closing date for completed registration forms and registration fees to be received
December 2022Candidates notified of time and dates of tests
January 2023Pupils invited into Bancroft's Prep in small groups for English test
Saturday 14 January 20237+ testing day: candidates invited to Bancroft's Prep for maths and non-verbal reasoning tests
Thursday 16 February 20237+ offers sent out by email and post
Monday 6 March 2023Closing date for acceptance of places

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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.

7+ Sample Mathematics Paper


Registrations must be made using our online registration form.

A copy of your child’s birth certificate or valid passport must be uploaded together with your registration form for all applications.

A  non-returnable registration fee of £125 is required; once you have submitted the registration form, you will be emailed the link to our payment page.

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. Please note that the deadline for submitting a completed Initial Assessment of Income Form for an Assisted Place for entry in September 2023 was 16 November 2022.

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.

Admissions Enquiries

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

020 8506 6774

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