13+ Entry

Joining Forest at 13+

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.

The closing date for 13+ entry in September 2019 has now passed so parents should be aware that, unfortunately, any requests for late registration cannot be considered.

Entry requirements

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

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

Download 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.

Key dates for 13+ entry September 2019

Open Day Saturday 22 September 2018

Closing date for registrations Monday 14 January 2019

Closing Date For Non-Academic Scholarship Application Forms Friday 1 February 2019

13+ Entrance Exam Tuesday 5 February 2019

13+ Non-Academic Scholarship Assessments w/c Monday 11 February 2019

13+ Academic Scholarship Interviews Wednesday 13 February 2019

13+ Fee Paying Interviews Thursday 14 February 2019

Offers posted Monday 4 March 2019

Deadline for Acceptance of Offer  Friday 15 March 2019

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