Scholarships at 11+
Scholarships are awarded to pupils that demonstrate excellence during a competitive assessment process and are currently awarded for Sport, Music and Academic excellence. The maximum Scholarship awarded to any one pupil is 20% of full fees, whether in one area of excellence or in a combination of one or more areas of excellence. Up to the equivalent of 6 places may be awarded annually to candidates at 11+. The number of places allocated includes both Scholarship and Bursary awards. However, most Scholarships will be awarded as a smaller percentage, usually 15%/10%/5%.
Key dates for 11+ September 2022 Entry
|11+ Focused Forest Experience Tour||Monday 28 June – Friday 2 July 2021|
|Open Day||Saturday 18 September 2021 (Book a place)|
|The Forest Experience Group Tours||September – December 2021|
|11+ Information Morning||Saturday 9 October 2021|
|11+ Information Morning||Saturday 20 November 2021|
|Closing Date for Registrations||Friday 26 November 2021 – 12 Noon|
|Closing date for Non-Academic Scholarship Application Forms||Friday 3 December 2021 – 12 Noon|
|11+ Interview (via Microsoft Teams)||Saturday 4 December 2021|
|11+ Sports Scholarship Assessments||Thursday 9 December 2021 (Boys & Girls)|
|Closing date for Bursary Application Forms||Friday 10 December 2021 – 12 Noon|
|11+ Receipt of School Reference Deadline||Friday 10 December – 12 Noon|
|11+ Entrance Exam||Wednesday 5 January 2022|
|11+ Music Scholarship Auditions||Monday 10 January – Wednesday 12 January 2022|
|11+ Academic Scholarship Interviews||w/c Monday 17 January 2022|
|11+ Shortlisted Sports Scholarship Assessment||Thursday 20 January 2022 (Boys)
Friday 21 January 2022 (Girls)
|11+ Offers Posted||Thursday 17 February 2022|
|Taster Days for candidates holding offers||Wednesday 23 February and Friday 25 February 2022|
|Tours offered to candidates holding offers||Wednesday 23 February and Friday 25 February 2022|
|Deadline for Acceptance of Offer||10am on Monday 7 March 2022|
Scholarships at 13+
For September 2022 entry, up to the equivalent of 2 places may be awarded annually to candidates at 13+ following Scholarship assessment. The number of places allocated includes both Scholarship and Bursary awards. The maximum Scholarship awarded to any one pupil is 20% of full fees, whether in one area of excellence or in a combination of one or more areas of excellence.
- Academic Scholarships
- Music Scholarships
- Sport Scholarships
Parents of current Year 8 Forest pupils will be contacted in November 2021 regarding internal 13+ Scholarship/Bursary application process.
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.
Scholarships at 16+
Scholarships are awarded for outstanding academic ability and exceptional attainment in Art, Drama, Music and Sport.
Scholarships are not means-tested and are awarded in percentage increments up to 20% of full fees and are subject to annual review. 20% of full fees is the maximum non-means-tested fee remission awarded in respect of any one pupil, whether in one area of excellence or in a combination of one or more areas of excellence and are subject to annual review.
Candidates who receive scholarships in non-academic areas are strongly encouraged to take the subject at A level. Candidates who hold non-academic awards are expected to make a significant contribution to the relevant area, which will be monitored in an annual Scholarship review meeting.
Key dates for 16+ September 2022 Entry
|Sixth Form Open Evening||Monday 27 September 2021|
|Closing date for Registrations||Friday 15 October 2021 – 12 Noon|
|Closing date for Non-Academic Scholarship and Bursary Application Forms||Friday 5 November 2021 – 12 Noon|
|Remote 16+ Entrance Exam||Saturday 13 November 2021 (AM)|
|16+ Non-Academic Scholarship Assessments||Sport: w/c Monday 15 November 2021
Art: Tuesday 16 November 2021 (AM)
Drama: Tuesday 16 November 2021 (PM)
Music: Wednesday 17 November 2021
|16+ Academic Scholarship Interviews||w/c Monday 22 November 2021|
|16+ Fee Paying Interviews||w/c Monday 29 November 2021|
|Offers posted||Monday 6 December 2021|
|Deadline for Acceptance of Offer||Friday 7 January 2022 – 12 Noon|
All Scholarship awards are made on the basis of assessed merit at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final.
All internal material relating to the assessment, such as examination scripts, interview notes and results, remain the confidential property of Forest School.
All Scholarships are awarded for the full duration of the pupil’s life at the School, subject to annual review of performance and the pupil meeting expected conduct levels. The School reserves the right to reduce or remove the level of Scholarship where there are significant concerns about the pupil’s commitment or progress; at least a term’s notice will be given of any such decision.
Forest School may occasionally offer Exhibition awards. Exhibition awards are small discounts offered to pupils whose performance during the Scholarship assessment process shows potential but has not attracted a Scholarship.
In the case of Music, Exhibition awards meet the cost of lessons in one or more instruments and may be awarded in place or in addition to a Music Scholarship. They may also be awarded at the discretion of the Director of Music at points other than entry.
All Exhibitions are awarded at the discretion of the School and cannot be directly applied for. Exhibition awards do not bring with them eligibility for Bursarial support.
Exhibitions may be removed at any stage if the pupil’s commitment or progress no longer merits this recognition.
NB: The School reserves the right to review criteria and awards annually and will give appropriate notice of any changes made.