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.

Entry for this academic year (September 2019) has passed.  Parents should be aware that any requests for late registration cannot be considered. Parents of current Year 8 Forest pupils will be contacted in November regarding internal 13+ registration.


Entry requirements

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

Guidelines 13+ 2020


Selection criteria

  • Performance in English and Mathematics examinations.
  • A written, confidential report from the current school.
  • After the entrance examinations, candidates who have performed well and who are being considered for a place will be invited to attend an interview with a senior member of staff when they will have the opportunity to talk about their interests and achievements, both academic and co-curricular.


Entrance Examination

Exam Information for Candidates

Download 13+ Sample Papers:

Sample Paper 1

Sample Paper 2



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. These awards are available to new entrants and internal candidates who do not already hold an award amounting to 50% fee remission.

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Music Scholarships
  • Sport Scholarships


Key dates for 13+ entry September 2020

Open Evening Monday 24 June 2019

Open Day Saturday 21 September 2019

Closing date for registrations Monday 13 January 2020 -12 noon

Closing Date For Non-Academic Scholarship Application Forms and Bursary Friday 31 January 2020 – 12 Noon

13+ Entrance Exam Tuesday 4 February 2020

13+ Non-Academic Scholarship Assessments:

13+ Sport w/c Monday 10 February 2020

13+ Music  Thursday 13 February 2020

13+ Academic Scholarship Interviews Wednesday 12 February 2020

13+ Fee Paying Interviews Thursday 13 February 2020

Offers Posted Monday 2 March 2020

Deadline for Acceptance of Offer  Friday 13 March 2020 – 12 Noon

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


13+ Registration Form