Substantial numbers of pupils at Forest School come from families with no previous tradition of independent education.

At any one time around 20% of pupils benefit from some level of support. Our scope to offer further support is restricted by the School’s limited Trust Funds. Our aim is to secure funding to introduce more awards, particularly means-tested bursaries.

The diverse backgrounds of our pupils ensure that the values and ideals of the School are maintained and the great potential of our pupils is encouraged. Every bursary we award is transformational for the pupil recipient. Our ambition is to increase the number of awards we can make. If just 22 people donate the price of two adult cinema tickets – £20 per month for seven years – they will have funded a 33% bursary award for a deserving pupil.

Ten per cent of School income is reinvested into our Scholarship and Bursary Programme. Means-tested Bursaries have been extended by outside support from the Ogden Trust, Mulalley and Co Ltd, Chartwells, and donations from parents and Old Foresters.

We are seeking funds so that we can continue to make financial help available and extend access to those who could not otherwise enjoy Forest’s many advantages.

Click here to read about past pupils who benefitted from scholarship or bursary support.

To donate, please see the How you can help page, or contact Sam Gautama on 0208 509 6588 (

For more information on current Scholarships and Bursaries, please go to the Admissions section.