Approximately 140 places are available for external boys and girls in September each year, to join our pupils from the Preparatory School to form eight classes in Year 7. Our aim is to create an inclusive, diverse and collaborative learning environment. Candidates should have reached the age of 11 before 1 September in the year of entry.

Registering your child

For September 2024 entry, parents are required to complete the online Senior School Registration form by midday on Friday 24 November 2023 and submit a non-refundable registration fee of £150 (overseas registration are £200). Parents are advised to read through the relevant guidelines below and visit the school before applying.

Selection criteria

  • Entrance Assessment Test
  • Interview
  • Collaborative Task
  • School Reference

Examination Assessment Test

The 11+ entrance test will take the form of digital and written tests. Part one will consist of a digital test and is adaptive, so the questions will get easier or harder dependent on how the prospective pupil is answering them. This section is one hour in length and includes; Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Part Two will be non-adaptive, so the difficulty level of each question is not based on the candidate’s previous responses. This section will also be one hour and will include; Puzzles and Problem Solving, Creative Comprehension and a paper-based assessment of written English.

Parents are strongly encouraged to read the 11+ Guidelines and FAQ document below:

Guidelines 11+ 2024

Parents FAQ

Sample Paper – English Writing Section

Familiarisation material: Forest School’s Familiarisation Exercise

To find out more about Scholarships, Bursaries and Assisted Places offered at 11+ please click here.

11+ Entry Senior School Registration Form

Key Dates 11+ 2024 Entry
Open DaySaturday 23 September 2023
The Forest Experience Group ToursOctober – December 2023
11+ Information MorningSaturday 14 October 2023
11+ Information MorningSaturday 18 November 2023
Closing date for RegistrationsFriday 24 November 2023 - 12 Noon
Closing date for Non-Academic Scholarship Application FormsFriday 1 December 2023 – 12 Noon
11+ Art Scholarship AssessmentsWednesday 6 December 2023
11+ Sport Scholarship AssessmentThursday 7 December 2023 
11+ Music Scholarship DayFriday 8 December 2023
11+ Drama Scholarship AssessmentsWednesday 13 December 2023
Closing date for Bursary Application FormFriday 8 December 2023 – 12 Noon
11+ Receipt of School Reference DeadlineFriday 8 December 2023 – 12 Noon
11+ Entrance Assessment DayFriday 5 January 2024
11+ Academic Scholarship Interviewsw/c Monday 15 January 2024
11+ Shortlisted Art AssessmentMonday 22 January 2024                                 
11+ Shortlisted Drama AssessmentMonday 22 January 2024
11+ Shortlisted Music Scholarship AuditionsTuesday 23 January 2024 
11+ Shortlisted Sport Scholarship AssessmentFriday 26 January 2024
11+ Offers EmailedThursday 15 February 2024
Taster Days for candidates holding offersWednesday 21 February and Friday 23 February 2024
Afternoon of Music MakingFriday 23 February 2024
Tours offered to candidates holding offersWednesday 21 February and Friday 23 February 2024
Deadline for Acceptance of Offer10am on Monday 4 March 2024