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Forest School Admissions | Familiarisation Tests | Mock Tests


Forest School Admissions Process

The Forest School admissions process is conducted in an Assessment Day in January. There are four selection criteria used:

  • An Entrance Assessment - details below.
  • An interview with a senior member of staff, lasting no more than 20 minutes.
  • A collborative task - designed to assess the child's ability to work with peers to problem solve.
  • A school reference - a confidential report from the child's current school.

We have a free Forest School familiarisation test for you to gain a brief insight into the exam, and we have full length Forest School Mock Tests available to purchase which replicate the format and content of the Entrance Assessment.

Forest School Entrance Assessment Format

The Forest School Entrance Assessment is in two parts. All elements except the final paper-based written assessment are taken online.

Part 1

  • English - 15 minutes
  • Mathematics - 25 minutes
  • Verbal Reasoning - 10 minutes
  • Non-verbal Reasoning - 10 minutes

Part 2

  • Puzzles and Problem Solving - 10 minutes
  • Creative Comprehension - 20 minutes
  • Paper-based written English - 30 minutes


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BOFA Forest School Mock Tests

Our BOFA® Forest School Mock Tests have been designed and created specifically to replicate the Forest School entrance exam situation in order to help pupils familiarise themselves with the format and structure of the Forest School exam. Our Mock Tests follow the same three stage learning process as the BOFA® 11+ site (test, practice, retest) but the emphasis is on the exam preparation rather than the learning element. Our Mock Tests are sold in packs of 3 as we believe 3 is the minimum number of tests a pupil will need to complete to become comfortable with the format and style of the exam. You can purchase Mock Tests for the Forest School entrance exam from our Mock Test Shop.


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BOFA Mock Tests for other schools

We also have Mock Tests for the ISEB Common Pre-Test, the London 11+ Consortium and a further 39 independent schools' bespoke extrance exams and admissions processes.

Here are some of the other schools for which we offer Mock Tests. Click the following link for the full list of schools for which we have Mock Tests.



As well as offering these specific Mock Tests we also offer an online adaptive learning platform on a subscription basis for long term support and exam preparation. Our 11+ subscription site is our unique online learning platform which covers material from 8+ through to 12+, designed to assist pupils in their learning and understanding of syllabus content in preparation for the 11+ exam. All our tests follow our three stage learning process of initial test, followed by tailored teaching and learning before a retest. Although referred to as the 11+ subscription site, a subscription gives you access to all the subscription site material and is therefore suitable for pupils aged 7 to 11, in school years 3 to 6. You can purchase a recurring monthly subscription for £9.50 a month, which can be cancelled at any time, or you can take out a fixed term 3, 6, 9, or 12 month subscription with a one-off payment, prices of which can be found in our 11+ shop.