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 need to revise plans for all of our autumn term events for 2021 entry.

We are in the process of finalising our programme of admissions events for the autumn; all changes and additions to our programme will be posted here.

7+ Entry

We had hoped to welcome prospective parents and children to the Prep School on Saturday 10 October 2020 for an Open Day. Instead, we are offering telephone Q&A sessions throughout October when key members of our management team will be delighted to answer any questions about our school and the admissions process. To request your call please email us at Please include your preferred telephone contact details, together with your child’s name and date of birth, and we will be in touch with you during October.

 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
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 5.30pm until 6.30pm Virtual Open Event
  • November event: details to be confirmed.

Virtual 11+ Open Events will be in the form of a Zoom webinar led by the Head, Simon Marshall. He will be joined by our Head of the Lower School (years 7 and 8), Mr Paul Dickinson who will talk about the admissions process, transition at 11+ and our exciting Lion Diploma programme for years 7 and 8. This will be followed by a live Q&A. Mr Marshall and Mr Dickinson, as well as Ms Debbie Picton, our Deputy Head, and Ms Eleanor Burnside, our Assistant Head, Activities and the Co-Curriculum, will all be available to answer your questions.  Registration for these events will be necessary.

Visit our 11+ Virtual Open Event Page

Our ‘live’ 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.

16+ Entry

  • Tuesday 29 September 2020, at 5.30pm until 7.00pm Virtual Event

Visit our 16+ Virtual Open Event Page

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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Please note that we have extended our closing date for 16+ (Sixth Form) registrations for September 2021 to Sunday 25 October 2020