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.
- 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.
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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 25% fee remission.
- Academic Scholarships
- Music Scholarships
- Sport Scholarships
Key dates for 13+ entry September 2021
Closing date for registrations Monday 18 January 2021 – 12 noon
Closing Date For Non-Academic Scholarship Application Forms and Bursary
Friday 29 January 2021 – 12 Noon
13+ Entrance Exam Tuesday 2 February 2021
13+ Non-Academic Scholarship Assessments:
13+ Sport w/c Monday 8 February 2021
13+ Music Thursday 11 February 2021
13+ Academic Scholarship Interviews Wednesday 10 February 2021
13+ Fee Paying Interviews Thursday 11 February 2021
Offers Posted Monday 1 March 2021
Deadline for Acceptance of Offer Friday 12 March 2021 – 12 Noon
Parents of current Year 8 Forest pupils will be contacted in November 2020 regarding internal 13+ registration.