At Bancroft’s we work hard to keep extras to a minimum so that budgeting is as straightforward as possible for parents.
Fees include School lunches, all curriculum related books, materials and some curriculum related external trips.
Fees do not include Uniform, sports kit, tuition in instrumental music or speech lessons, entrance fees for public examinations, subscriptions or payments for activities outside the curriculum, such as the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Cubs, Sea Scouts and the Old Bancroftians’ Association.
Extras are only added to the fee bill with parents’ permission, and are charged a term in arrears. Trips and Expeditions which are not part of the curriculum are charged at cost and payable in full, usually in instalments, before the trip takes place.
Scholarships & Bursaries
The Senior School awards Academic Scholarships (including Drapers’ Scholarships), Means Tested Awards (including Francis Bancroft Scholarships and Foundation Scholarships) and Music Scholarships at 11+ and for Sixth Form entry at 16+.
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 may be offered a fee-paying place at the School. Those who have applied for Scholarships 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 must also fulfil the minimum entry requirements. These awards continue whilst the pupil maintains their educational potential and abides by the School rules and policies.
At 11+ candidates sit test papers in English (comprehension and writing) and Mathematics in the January before propsed entry (ie in year 6); children who perform well in these papers are invited for interview. At 16+ candidates select two subjects which they propose to study at A Level from a list of possible subjects; they will be examined in these subjects in the November of year 11. Those who perform well in the written papers, are invited in for interview. We also take Headteachers' reports into consideration when making our selection at both 11+ and 16+.