Open Days

Picking the right school for your child is a difficult decision; we recommend that you visit Bancroft’s with your child to get a real feeling for what  life is like here. Our Open Mornings and Evenings give you the chance to meet staff and pupils as well as to see our fantastic facilities.  If you are registering your child to sit the entrance examinations, we strongly recommend that you and your child visit Bancroft’s on an Open Morning/Evening before they sit the exam.

We hold Open Days during the summer and autumn terms and full details are published here.  Our programme for Open Days for entry in September 2020 is shown below.

The Head will speak only once at the start of each event, so please arrive promptly at the times given above.  Information packs are available at each event. When planning your journey, please bear in mind that parking on the School site is limited and you may need to allow extra time to find suitable parking.  It is not necessary to book for our Open Events.

7+ Entry

  • Saturday 11 May 2019, at 10.00am until noon
  • Saturday 12 October 2019, at 10.00am until noon

Please arrive promptly for the introductory talk from the Head of the Prep School at 10.00am, which gives important information about the admissions process as well as life at Bancroft’s.  The talk is followed by a chance to tour the Prep School and to talk informally with staff over refreshments.

 11+ Entry

  • Saturday 8 June 2019, at 10.00am until noon
  • Monday 16 September 2019, at 7.00pm until 9.00pm
  • Saturday 16 November 2019, at 10.00am until noon (refreshments served in the Dining Room from 9.30am)

These events begin with introductory talks from the Head and current pupils at the times stated above.  These talks give important information about the admissions process as well as life at Bancroft’s; please make sure you arrive promptly. Refreshments are served in the Dining Room from 9.30am.  After the talks, pupil-led tours give the opportunity to view the School as well as meet pupils. Tours are followed by time to talk informally with staff over refreshments.

16+ Entry

  • Tuesday 15 October 2019, at 8.00pm until 9.30pm

This evening begins with a talk from the Head and Head of Sixth Form at 8.00pm about Sixth Form entry and offers the opportunity to speak with members of staff about individual subjects beyond GCSE.

For further information, please contact:

Prep School (entry at 7+):

020 8506 6774

Senior School (entries at 11+ and 16+):

020 8505 4821

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11+ Open Morning & resumption of Minibus service

On Saturday 16 November, we are holding our final 11+ Open Morning for entry to Bancroft’s in September 2020.  Refreshments will be served from 9.30am onwards before introductory talks at 10am.  Pupil led tours will follow and there will be plenty of chances to talk to staff.  We look forward to meeting you on Saturday.

We are pleased to advise you that the roadworks directly outside the school have now concluded and the resulting traffic congestion has therefore eased. As a result we will be restoring the Loughton Minibus Service to it’s normal time with immediate effect, from Wednesday 13th November onwards it will be in the Sainsbury’s Car Park at Loughton Station from 7.45am and will depart promptly at 8am.