Forest School offers a small number of fee paying places for new entrants into Year 9. Candidates wishing to join Forest at 13 must first register online to sit the 13+ entrance examination.

We do 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.

Selection Criteria

  • Examinations
  • Interview
  • School reference

Guidelines 13+ 2023 Entry


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 the Head of Middle School, where they will have the opportunity to talk about their interest and achievements, both academic and co-curricular.

13+ 2023 Entry – Senior School Registration Form

Parents of current Year 8 Forest pupils will be contacted in November 2022 regarding internal 13+ registration.

Key dates for 13+ entry September 2023

Open Day Saturday 17 September 2022
Closing date for Registrations Monday 16 January 2023 – 12 noon
13+ Entrance Exam Tuesday 31 January 2023
13+ Fee Paying Interviews Wednesday 8 February 2023
Offers Emailed Monday 27 February 2023
Deadline for Acceptance of Offer Friday 10 March 2023 – 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.