Forest School will offer a small number of fee-paying places for new entrants into Year 9, who meet the selection criteria for September 2025 entry. The number of offers 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.

Registering your child

Parents are required to complete the online Senior School Registration form by midday Monday 20 January 2025 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 Examination
  • Interview
  • School reference

Entrance Examination

13+ Entrance Exam will take the form of digital and written tests. Part one will be a digital test, one hour and thirty minutes in length and includes; Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Creative Comprehension 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 13+ Guidelines and FAQ document below:

Guidelines 13+ 2025 Entry

Parents and Candidates FAQs

Sample Paper – English Writing Section 

Familiarisation material: Forest School’s Familiarisation Exercise


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

13+ Senior School Registration Form

Key Dates for 13+ Entry 2025
Senior School Summer ToursWednesday 12 June - Thursday 4 July 2024 (fully booked)
Open MorningSaturday 21 September 2024 (Book a place)
Closing Date for RegistrationsMonday 20 January 2025 (midday)
13+ Entrance ExamThursday 30 January 2025
13+ Fee-Paying InterviewsMonday 10 February 2025
Offers EmailedFriday 24 February 2025
Deadline for Acceptance of OffersMonday 10 March 2025 (midday)
Please be advised this is not an official entry point and the continuity of this entry point is usually decided at the beginning of the Trinity term (April) each year.