Bancroft's Preparatory School A GSG School
- Bancroft's Preparatory School
611-627 High Road
- Head: Mr J Layburn
- T 020 8506 6751
- F 020 8506 6752
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.bancrofts.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Redbridge
- Pupils: 257
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £13,290 pa
- Open days: May, October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Bancroft's School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Classrooms busy, not over-orderly and relaxed – we wanted to look at the displays, all of which seemed interesting and not as predictable as they so often are. We liked the alternatives to ‘said’ and loved the paper collages showing variations on the Arcimboldo fruity face and the glittery, sparkly, firework ones....
What the school says...
At Bancroft's Prep we aim to provide children with the best possible academic education, and to help them reach their full potential, whilst also ensuring that they are happy and well rounded individuals. We offer children a rich and diverse range of experiences; to help them find areas where they can excel or simply have fun; to encourage their natural curiosity; to make sure they enjoy their school life.
The happiness of all the children in our care is fundamental to our approach. We are very proud of our excellent academic results. We are also proud that these are achieved alongside our children's personal and social development.
At Bancrofts Prep, we focus ion positive behaviour and rewards. Our headline 3 School Rules reinforce our ethos: everyone has the right to be happy; respect other people and their property; use your common sense.
We believe it is our role to bring out the very best in our children, both academically and in terms of their emotional intelligence. We want to help prepare them for life in the world outside where the ability to form positive relationships and to lead a happy life is as important as the ability to read or reckon. We want our children to have fun while they learn; in this way, we believe they will derive a lifelong love of learning. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2012, Mr Joe Layburn MA, previously acting head. MA in German literature from University College London, followed by a 15-year career as investigative journalist and TV reporter, primarily for Channel 4. Retrained as a teacher and joined Bancroft's Prep in 2004. Author of a trilogy of children's books. Married with three sons; two of them were educated at Bancroft's from prep onwards and one at a special needs school. Keen on running, cycling and West Ham United.
At 7+ - over-subscribed by about three to one. Testing in English - reading and writing - and maths for year 3 entry takes place on beanbags. Children seen (and offered doughnuts) in small groups with head and deputy - it's 'as informal and low key as possible'. Around 70-75 places offered - Bancroft's will be...
Special Education Needs
We screen all our pupils with the help of our Head of Learning Support which helps to further inform our teaching on any significant issues. We also have support staff who give individual and group help to children who need particular help or at the other end of the spectrum stretching. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|