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North Herts
Education Support Centre


The Bancroft site is situated in the centre of Hitchin in close proximity to the main town centre.

This site opened in 2007 and is housed in the former Magistrate's Court - the former Police Station sits at the front entrance to the courtyard. 

The following KS4 Vocational Programmes are delivered at our Bancroft site:

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Sport

All of our Vocational Programmes include the same offer of academic subjects, thus the timetable consists of the following curriculum areas:

English, Maths, Core PE/ODP, Prince’s Trust Achieve, PSHE/RSE, Tutor lesson, a choice of option lessons in: either Biology, Art or Enterprise, a choice of Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh

We also offer the KS3 In-reach programme where the young people have the opportunity to study:

English, Maths, Science, ICT, Art and Craft, PSHE, Life Skills, Tutor lesson, Humanities, Cooking, Finance, Model making, PE, Boxing, Horse riding and Bush Craft.

Bancroft site situated in Hitchin