Situated on a beautiful campus in Walthamstow, Forest School is one of the most in-demand independent schools in London. It caters for a mixed cohort of approximately 1,450 students, boasting a culture of high achievement and an ethos centred on the motto In Pectore Robur (Strength in the heart). 
In the Senior School, pupils are provided with a varied curriculum, relevant to the rapidly changing world and its complexities. Sciences, DT, modern languages, humanities and a range of further subject areas are taught using an exemplary teaching approach, enabling students to make the most out of the breadth of education on offer.
The enrichment provision is of the same standard, ensuring that pupils have a broad selection of co-curricular options to choose from. Debating, coding, drama, mythology, cricket, astronomy, swimming and theatre are just a few of the available opportunities, complementing a cutting-edge programme that aims to mould children into the leaders of tomorrow. 
Forest School places particular focus on outdoor education. Students enthusiastically engage in an array of challenging activities within the scope of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and CCF initiatives, acquiring valuable skills and supporting their communities while building firm, lasting friendships with peers.
Forest School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions Process
Families are kindly advised to visit the school prior to applying for a place. Open Day is typically held in September, including extensive tours of facilities and meetings with key members of staff.
The admissions process formally begins with registration, to be completed by the deadline in November of the year preceding entry. This step includes a payment of a non-refundable registration fee of £150 (£200 for oversea applicants).
As part of the 11+ entry procedure, your child will be asked to attend:
- Entrance tests
- An interview with a senior staff member
- A collaborative task
Please note that references from their current school will also be taken into consideration.
The entrance tests will be held in January of the calendar year of entry. They are a combination of online and written assessments, measuring a broad range of skills and abilities. Offers are made in the following February, to be accepted by the deadline in March.
Scholarships, valued at up to 20% of annual fees, are offered for excellence in the areas of Academia, Music, Art, Drama and Sports. Scholars will be expected to set an example for other talented pupils and demonstrate leadership in all aspects of school life.
Bursaries are offered to families in financial need following a means-testing procedure. They can be combined with scholarships and provide a full (100%) remission of fees.
Assisted Places are available to students who have performed well in the entrance exams but did not qualify for a scholarship. These awards are means-tested and take into account your family’s level of financial need. Please click here to learn more.
Forest School 11 Plus (11+) Online Test Information
Address: London, E17 3PY
County: Greater London
Admissions info: [email protected] or 020 8520 1744 option 4
School type: Independent co-ed day school
Open days: September
Exam type / Board: Bespoke online test & essay
As part of the 11+ admissions process for entry to Forest School, your child will undergo a two-part online assessment.
The first part is adaptive, meaning that the difficulty of the questions adjusts based on students’ responses. This section lasts for one hour. The second part is non-adaptive, with questions of fixed difficulty, and it lasts for 30 minutes.
Read on to learn more about the topics assessed in the Forest School 11+ online test.
Forest School 11+ Exam Format: Part 1
➢ Mathematics (25 minutes)
The mathematics section tests pupils’ skills across various topics, such as arithmetic and problem-solving, and will include questions with diagrams/charts.
➢ Non-Verbal Reasoning (10 minutes)
The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the exam evaluates the ability to reason using shapes, space, diagrams and images, including multiple-choice format questions on 2D Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
➢ English & Verbal Reasoning (25 minutes)
The English section consists of multiple-choice questions, assessing Reading Comprehension, grammar and punctuation skills. This is followed by a Verbal Reasoning section that evaluates vocabulary and understanding of meaning in context.
Forest School 11+ Exam Format: Part 2
➢ Puzzles & Problem Solving (10 minutes)
The Puzzles & Problem Solving module comprises interactive puzzles and diagrams, each accompanied by a question that the student must answer by typing in a box.
➢ Creative Comprehension (20 minutes)
In this section, students will be required to answer multiple-choice questions based on various sources such as text, maps, diagrams, timetables and charts.
Forest School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests & Preparation Tips
Our online practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. After completion, each module is marked automatically, providing your child with feedback and explanations for every question. This allows them to identify their strengths and weaknesses and further improve their understanding of the material. Furthermore, each module can be completed independently, providing flexibility in the learning process.
Forest School 11+ Online Practice Tests
These full mock tests are designed to provide your child with highly accurate practice ahead of their bespoke online assessment. Each practice test replicates the modules, timings and question types used in the actual exam.
Each test contains unique content but they are all pitched at the same difficulty level as the actual assessment. This means you can easily benchmark your child’s progress as they work through the practice tests, quickly identifying their strengths and weaknesses.
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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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