Tatler Schools Guide

Once again we are delighted to see  Bancroft’s feature as one of the “Top Public Schools in the UK” in this month’s Tatler Schools Guide.  This is a higly prestigious guide and we are clearly in very illustrious company!

The libraries and study areas in Bancroft’s Victorian Gothic quad bustle with industry.  There’s a new maths room and physics lab “to meet a growing appetite” the school says and it’s hard to imagine a student body more enthusiastic about the mathematical sciences with 58 out of 71 getting A* or A last year.  Three sixth formers were Arkwright Scholars and leavers go off to do engineering, medicine, zoology and architecture.  Impressed yet?  Academic results are in fact, stupendous across the board: 91 per cent A*-B at A level and 83 percent A*-A at GCSE.  More means-tested scholarships are now available under the Bancroft’s Foundation, launched for the school’s 275th anniversary.  There are plenty of triumphs in the sports arena too, and lots of tours – the rugby team are going to Asia.  Netball is the top game, with the under-19s on their way to the national finals – again.  CCF is huge and “clearly thriving” according to the CCF biennial review.  DofE is another winner: 16 gold awards in 2011.  This is a big school, with big buildings and a big student body and truly popular head Mary Ireland is, we’re told, especially good at making the newbies feel at home.

(Examination data for academic year 2010-2011)

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