Candidates wishing to join Forest at 13 must first register online to sit the 13+ entrance examination and should indicate the scholarship(s) they wish to apply for and whether they wish to be considered for a bursary.

Forest School does not reserve a set number of places for entry at 13+. The number offered will vary according to the size of the cohort in Year 8 coming through to Year 9.

Candidates should have reached the age of 13 before 1 September in the year of entry.

Scholarships are available at 13+. Click here to find out more


Selection Criteria

  • Examinations
  • Interview
  • School reference

Guidelines 13+ 2022


Entrance Examination

13+ Entrance Exam consists of test papers in English and Maths, each of which are one hour in duration.

Download 13+ Sample Papers:

Sample Paper 1

Sample Paper 2

Exam Information for Candidates



Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview with a Senior member of staff, where they will have the opportunity to talk about their interest and achievements, both academic and co-curricular.


Parents of current Year 8 Forest pupils will be contacted in November 2021 regarding internal 13+ registration.

Key dates for 13+ entry September 2022

Closing date for registrations Monday 17 January 2022 – 12 noon
Closing date for Non-Academic Scholarship and Bursary Application Forms Friday 28 January 2022 – 12 Noon
13+ Entrance Exam Tuesday 1 February 2022
13+ Non-Academic Scholarship Assessments 13+ Sport w/c Monday 7 February 2022

13+ Music Thursday 10 February 2022

13+ Academic Scholarship Interviews Wednesday 9 February 2022
13+ Fee Paying Interviews Thursday 10 February 2022
Offers Emailed Monday 28 February 2022
Deadline for Acceptance of Offer Friday 11 March 2022 – 12 Noon


Please be advised that there are upcoming changes to the 13+ process: 

For entry in Year 9 in September 2023: we will offer fee-paying places to external candidates, but we will no longer be offering scholarship awards at this entry point.

For entry into Year 9 from September 2024 onwards: 13+ will no longer be an official entry point. Occasional places may become available, and families should notify the Admissions Office if they are interested in joining Forest in Year 9.



13+ Registration Form