Useful dates and videos
Please see below some useful information about the term ahead:
Start of term dates below:
Monday: 6th January
Community Swim returns Monday 13th January
Saturday: 11th January
Sunday: 12th January
Full term dates are on the website: Bancroft Pool Calendar
You can find your swimmers times, teacher and progress on the Parent Portal: Portal Link. Please register now!
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Bancroft PoolSchools is located at Bancroft’s Sports Centre. The leisure centre has lovely facilities including a 25-metre indoor pool with changing facilities. The pool is located next to the new sports hall.
We offer swimming lessons on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays at Bancroft’s Sport Centre.
There is free car parking available on-site at the prep school car park. The swimming pool is located in the main building next to the new sports hall. The prep school entrance is on White Hall Road, which is off the High Road in Woodford Green. Once on White Hall Road, turn right into the second entrance off the road.
Bear left and round into the car park, then follow the path up to the buildings from there. The pool is through the glass doors at the end of the path. There will be someone at the desk to indicate where to go from there.
The following courses are available at PoolSchools Bancroft School:
- Ducks 3-4 years old (parent and child)
- All levels of term based classes
- All levels of adult lessons
- Swim Fit
- Private lessons
How to book
If you are a new swimmer to PoolSchools please contact us via completing our New Swimmers form on the Contact Us page of the website. We will then contact you with suitable class times and availability. If your child can already swim we will offer you a free 15-minute assessment to allocate the correct class level for your child. If you are an adult swimmer you will be sent a self-assessment chart and then we can give you the availability we have for the level you require.
All of our existing swimmers are automatically rebooked for the following term. Rebooking posters are put up 3 weeks before the end of term and emails are sent out to tell you your swimmers class and time. Please be aware your time is subject to change. You will have a priority rebooking period where your space is saved until payment is made and your place is secured. Once the priority rebooking period has ended the classes will be opened to our waiting lists and new swimmers. If the class you have been allocated is not suitable you can complete a Request to Change Form – this will now be done online and the link to the form will be sent out to you after the rebooking period has begun. If you would like to contact us please use the dedicated Existing Swimmers Form on our Contact Us page.
The timetable below shows the up-to-date term dates. These are subject to change and you will be notified by email of any unscheduled closures that occur. Please check the website regularly for updates.
A “SPARE ” date is shown in the timetable and should be considered part of period when lessons may be held. From time to time it is necessary to change planned lessons during a term. On these occasions lessons will be moved to the “SPARE” date. When a date is moved to the “SPARE” date during a term we consider the term/lesson as being available and supplied. Credits are only issued when we are not able to rescheduled a lost session into a “SPARE” date.
Adult/Junior: Parent & child & all junior levels
Duration: 30 min
Duration: 45 / 60 min
Duration: 30 min
Duration: 30 minutes
Adult/Junior: Non Swimmers Beginners and Improves
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: £105.00 for 10 weeks
- No mobile phones or cameras in the pool hall.
- Please remove outdoor shoes before entering the pool hall.
- Swimmers must wear swim hats Goggles are optional but should be available
- Girls should wear one piece swimsuits.
- Boys no long baggy trunks please.
- Please arrive promptly for lessons.
- Do not enter the pool if you have consumed food 30 minutes prior to swimming.
- Please use the separate entrance to the changing rooms and enter the poolside from the changing rooms.
- Please respect the gender designation of changing rooms
- Adult Changing – PoolSchools are granted access to our sites and pools by a third party. Changing rooms at all locations are communal. Cubicles are not available. Children under the age of 8 (of the opposite gender) may be in your changing room.
Adults using the changing rooms are requested to consider other bathers and parents supervising young children and adults are requested to consider their behaviour and act accordingly.
Terms and Conditions
Click the link below for the Portal Login. The portal allows you monitor your child’s progress and check the competency chart to see what skills they will learn this term. The parent portal will also display the class level, teacher and time of lesson.
To register you will need to follow the online registration process and the information you enter must match the information you have already provided to PoolSchools. If any of your details have changed or you wish to resubmit your information please send the following details to us via the Contact Page “Existing Swimmer” Tab
- Swimmer: Full Name
- Swimmer: Date of Birth
- Swimmer: Post code
- Main contact: Email address
How to find the venue
Bancroft’s Sports Centre
The swimming pool is located in the main building next to the new sports hall. The prep school entrance is on White Hall Road, which is off the High Road in Woodford Green. Once on White Hall Road, turn right into the second entrance off the road. Bear left and round into the car park, then follow the path up to the buildings from there. The pool is through the glass doors at the end of the path. There will be someone at the desk to indicate where to go from there.
Contact the PoolSchools team
We aim to respond to all contacts within 48 hours, but sometimes teaching commitments can extend the response time. We apologise if this is the case and we appreciate your patience.
We priorities Existing and New swimmers that use our forms below and for existing swimmers quoting their Swimmers Unique Identification Number (found on the booking email) means we can find your account quicker.
TEL: 0845 604 2476*
*Calls cost 7p a minute plus network charges.
When leaving us a voicemail please say the most suitable number and time for us to call you back and we will try to achieve this. It is also useful to leave your email address as we can then forward on information quickly.