The Curriculum

High academic standards lie at the heart of Bancroft's. We offer pupils a natural academic progression from the age of seven up to university entrance. Within this integrated structure there are three main stages of entry at 7+, 11+ and 16+. A small number of pupils may also join us at 13+ (into year 9) when we have capacity within the year group.

Bancroft’s provides a balanced curriculum and we set great store by our ability to develop the talents of pupils in sport, music, drama and a wide range of other activities, whilst promoting their intellectual growth to the full. Our pupils have a wide range of choice and the timetable is flexible, being designed after pupil choices have been made so allowing them freedom of choice.

“The consistently high level of teaching, from Alphas to Sixth Form, has opened countless doors for me, and given me a surplus of options for when I leave Bancroft’s.

The staff at Bancroft’s work well to provide the pupils with the perfect level of assistance, but also try to give us as much independence as possible. This balance has taught me to be more independent, not only in my studies, but also in everyday life, as I prepare for the future.”

Bradley, Upper Sixth (year 13)

Watch this video to hear Joe Silvester, Deputy Head Academic, talk about the academic life of Bancroft’s:


Curriculum 11-16

6th Form Curriculum

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Booking is now open for our autumn term open events for entry 2023. Open events are as follows: 16+ Thursday 29 September,  7+ Saturday 8 October,  11+ Saturday 12 November. In addition, we are holding regular 11+ tour mornings.  Please click here for details.