Old Bancroftians’ Association


Welcome to the new Old Bancroftians’ website which is intended to help the Association meet its main objective of enabling former pupils and staff of Bancroft’s School to keep in touch with each other and the School.

                 Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

By Courtesy Press Association from Royal website

The OBA pays tribute to the Queen’s dedication to public life and service following her passing at the age of 96. She offered unrivaled inspiration and support to both children and adults alike over the last 70 years.

The OBA is deeply saddened by her death and she will be hugely missed by the nation.Including all those involved in education and beyond and the impact she has had on daily life and beyond during her reign.

Through her dignity and unswerving duty she has set an extraordinary example to us all and she has been a reassuring presence through turbulent times. We pay tribute to her and we send our deepest sympathies to her family.

Long live King Charles III


Latest news (click here for all news)

OBA Wine Tasting 24th November 2022

A fabulous OBA wine tasting event at 8 Rocks Wine and Deli in Loughton.  Thank you to all those that came along and supported this event. Such a fun evening with six fabulous tastings and delicious antipasti.


OBA 115th Annual Dinner October 2022 

Thank you to everyone that came along to support the dinner at Bancroft’s and the first official event for our new OBA President Gemma Wicks. It was a fun evening for all and the Heads and Tails raised over £750 which has been directed to the Bancroft’s Foundation that supports assisted places at the school.

Umar Azad (2020 Leaver)

It is with great sadness that we report that Umar Azad has passed away as the result of a heart attack. Umar was such a positive and happy student with an infectious smile and I am sure that is how we will all remember him. He will be greatly missed by all who know him. The school and the wider OBA community wish to extend our deepest sympathy and offer our support to his family and friends. His funeral will take place on Friday 12th August. Full details are available from the school office office@bancrofts.org

Anyone who wishes to remember him or show support to his family would be welcome to attend. Anyone unable to attend who wishes to share a memory of Umar or has a message for his family can do so at: rememberingUmar@students.bancrofts.org.The school is also able to offer support through Rev. Moore and he con be contacted at im@bancrofts.org It is his hope that the many happy memories of Umar will be a great source of comfort at this sad time – Rev Moore (on behalf of Bancroft’s School)

Thank you to everyone that came along for Old Bancroftians’ Day 2022

It was a brilliant sunny day to start the OBA Presidents fun run and lunch was fantastic as were the amazing afternoon teas in the marquee.  It was great to welcome so many of you and your families back including the 50,60,70 years on and the 56ers.  A big thank you to the OBs who had travelled from Malaysia, Canada and the USA to support this event.  We were also overjoyed that Harry (90) and Clifford (91) came along and met up again after many years!  The OBs beat the school at cricket and netball.  The crazy golf, giant games and Infinity the children’s’ entertainer Infinity were well received as was the bar!


On Thursday 19th May the leavers of 2007, 2012 and 2017 returned to Bancroft’s for their OBA reunion and to catch up with their former teachers. OBA President Steve Dodd and Bancroft’s Head Simon Marshall shared news on the Association and the school.  Huge thanks to our excellent catering and maintenance team. We look forward to seeing you all at Bancroft’s or another OBA event again very soon..

After two missed years it was great for Steve Dodd OBA President to welcome 15 Past Presidents to the Warner Room for the 67th annual Past Presidents’ Dinner on Friday 22nd April. Guests were Debbie Picton Senior Deputy Head, OB Gemma Wicks President Elect and Susan Day OBA Administrator. 



Here are some pictures from previous OBs’ Day including reunion groups like 40, 50, 60 70 years on plus netball, cricket, lunch, socialising and of course afternoon tea.