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 2025 entry, parents are required to complete the online Senior School Registration form by midday on Wednesday 13 November 2024 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 be a digital test, one hour and ten minutes in length and includes; Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Puzzles and Problem Solving. Part two is a paper-based assessment of written English. Candidates will have thirty minutes for this section.

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

Guidelines 11+ 2025

Parents FAQ 

Sample Paper – English Writing Section

Familiarisation material: Forest School’s Familiarisation Exercise

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

11+ Entry Senior School Registration Form

Key dates for 11+ entry 2025
Senior School Summer ToursWednesday 12 June - Thursday 4 July (Book a place)
Open MorningSaturday 21 September 2024 (Book a place)
Forest Experience ToursOctober - December 2024
11+ Information MorningSaturday 12 October 2024
11+ Information MorningSaturday 9 November 2024
Closing Date for RegistrationsWednesday 13 November 2024 (Midday)
11+ Non-Academic Scholarship DeadlineFriday 22 November 2024 (Midday)
11+ Art Scholarship AssessmentWednesday 4 December 2024
11+ Sport Scholarship AssessmentThursday 5 December 2024
11+ Music Scholarship DayFriday 6 December 2024
11+ Drama Scholarship AssessmentMonday 9 December 2024
11+ Receipt of School ReferenceFriday 6 December 2024 (Midday)
11+ Bursary Application Form DeadlineFriday 13 December 2024 (Midday)
11+ Entrance Assessment DayWednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December 2024
11+ Academic Scholarship Interviewsw/c Monday 13 January 2025
11+ Shortlisted Art Scholarship AssessmentMonday 20 January 2025
11+ Shortlisted Drama Scholarship AuditionsMonday 20 January 2025
11+ Shortlisted Music Scholarship AuditionsTuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January 2025
11+ Shortlisted Sport Scholarship AssessmentsFriday 24 January 2025
Offers EmailedThursday 13 February 2025
Taster Mornings for candidates holding offersWednesday 26 February, Friday 28 February and Wednesday 5 March 2025
Q&A for Parents of offer holdersWednesday 26 February, Friday 28 February and Wednesday 5 March 2025
Tours offered to candidates holding offersWednesday 26 February - Wednesday 5 March 2025
Deadline for Acceptance of Offer10am on Friday 7 March 2025