Scholarships & Means Tested Awards

The School currently awards Academic Scholarships (including Drapers’ Scholarships), Means Tested Awards (including Francis Bancroft Awards and Foundation Awards) and Music Scholarships.

In assessing potential scholars, we look for academic leadership and intellectual curiosity.  We try to distinguish the bright from the well drilled, the inspired from the effective and we aim to uncover flair.  Considerable time is taken to ensure that the process is fair.

Candidates who are not awarded a Scholarship or Means Tested Award may be offered a fee-paying place at the School. Those who have applied for Scholarships and Means Tested Awards only are not considered for fee-paying places, even if their performance was good enough to have earned them a place in the School.

Candidates who are offered a Scholarship or Means Tested Award must also fulfill the minimum entry requirements.  These awards continue whilst the pupil maintains their educational potential and abides by the School rules and policies.

Please note that we are changing the way in which we award scholarships  for entry at 11+ and 16+ from September 2021.

Scholarships from 2021

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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.