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 an entrance examination, we strongly recommend that you and your child visit Bancroft’s on an Open Morning or Evening before they sit the exam.

Usually we hold Open Days during the summer and autumn terms; sadly our Open Days for entry September 2021 have been impacted by current recommendations for social distancing due to Covid-19.   Current Government guidelines and social distancing needs mean that we may need to revise plans for all of our autumn term events for 2021 entry.

Our planned 11+ event on Monday 14 September, will now be a Virtual Event at 5.30pm; please check back later for registration details.   We are in the process of finalising details for 7+ and 16+ events as well as additional 11+ events in the autumn; all changes and additions to our programme will be posted here.  We are currently hoping to offer opportunities for prospective pupils and parents to visit us in the latter part of the autumn term.

7+ Entry

  • Saturday 10 October 2020, at 10.00am until noon TBC

Please arrive promptly for the introductory talk from Mr Layburn, 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

  • Thursday 25 June 2020, at 4.30pm Virtual Open Event
  • Monday 14 September 2020, at 5.30pm until 6.30pm Virtual Open Event
  • Saturday 14 November 2020, at 10.00am until noon TBC

Regular events will always include talks from the Head and current pupils which give important information about the admissions process as well as life at Bancroft’s.  There will be pupil-led tours allowing you to  view the School as well as meet pupils. Tours will be followed by time to talk informally with staff over refreshments.  Updated details together with a booking form for 11+ events will be posted on this page when available.

16+ Entry

  • Tuesday 29 September 2020, at 8.00pm until 9.30pm TBC

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.  A booking form for our 16+ Open Evening  will be posted on this page when available.

The Head will speak only once at  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.

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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If you would like to be kept in touch about forthcoming open events for pupils joining us at 11+ (into year 7) or 16+ (into year 12) in September 2021, please complete the following form:

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