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Bancroft's School

High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, Woodford Green, Essex, England IG8 0RF

Age Range & Fees

Age Range7 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£15651 to £19047
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
438Day404
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0
438Total404

Number of Staff

Full-time: 107
Part-time: 35

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Simon Marshall


Bancroft's School was founded by the Drapers' Company in 1737 on the Mile End Road as a day-school for local boys from a diverse range of backgrounds; the School has come a long way geographically and institutionally since then but the School remains committed to enabling pupils from a wide range of backgrounds to enjoy our education and has a long tradition of excellence.

We are now a co-educational independent day school for around a 1000 pupils from 7 to 18 and an unashamedly aspirational school, devoted to scholarship and intellectual inquiry. We aim to provide an atmosphere in which each child can flourish and we believe that children succeed when they take full advantage of the huge range of different opportunities we provide - whether immersed in academic research, being out on the sports fields, taking part in charitable activities, acting on the stage, playing music and attending some of our numerous clubs and societies, our pupils challenge themselves and learn by taking part wholeheartedly in school life.

We have the highest expectations for every child in the school and we support, encourage and nurture each individual; we want our pupils to enjoy life to the full, make enduring friendships and grow up in a friendly, safe but challenging environment.

At Bancroft's we continually strive to ensure that all our pupils leave here with the confidence, self-awareness and knowledge to thrive in the world beyond, as well as taking with them an awareness of others and an abiding curiosity about the world.

Simon Marshall MA, MPhil
Head
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Critical thinking
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure training
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy
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Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Please apply to school
  • Registration

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Academic
  • Junior school entry
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • 6th Form
  • Means tested assisted places

Curriculum and Exams:

  • A Level
    Advanced Level Examinations
  • ABRSM
    Associated board of the Royal School of Music
  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • GCSE
    General Certicicate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE
    International General Certicicate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA
    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • WJEC

Religious Affliations:

  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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