Head of Rugby: Mr Rob Faiers

Rugby is the major boys’ sport played during the autumn term. The Senior School is able to field up to seven rugby teams at weekends. Home games are played at West Grove and each Saturday there is a full fixtures’ list with games played against local school with many year groups fielding A and B teams.

The U15 squad enters the NatWest Cup. At junior level A and B teams represent the School at U13 and U12 level during Saturday and Wednesday fixtures. The junior fixture card includes blocks against some of the best independent, grammar and state schools in the area.

Bancroft’s rugby players are regularly selected for county (Essex and Middlesex) squads. Old Bancroftian Andy Saul has played for England Saxons, Saracens, Newcastle and is now playing for Leeds. Last season’s Captain was a player with the Wasps Academy,

Bancroft’s rugby teams regularly tour overseas, with recent trips to the Far East (2005, 2008, and 2011), Canada (2014) and South Africa (2017). . Whilst many of the senior tours are long haul, the School also offers shorter tours for the junior and the middle schools, with the U12 boys touring Wales at the end of the autumn term and the U14s touring Scotland in the October half term.

We believe that any young man who commits to rugby will develop as a person through being part of the team.


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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.