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
- School reference
13+ Entrance Exam consists of test papers in English and Maths, each of which are one hour in duration.
Download 13+ Sample Papers:
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 Posted||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.