What It Costs

Investing in Your Child’s Future

As an independent preparatory school we must charge fees in order to provide excellent education and care because we receive no money from central or local government. As a registered charity we are a not-for-profit school and only charge fees that are necessary to run the school properly and to provide investment for continuing improvements to our facilities and resources.

We believe that our fees provide real value for money and we know that they compare very favourably with similar outstanding schools.

We have some means-tested bursary support available to provide support for children to join the school irrespective of family income. Subject to places being available and to a detailed assessment of family income, children may join the school with up to 100% remission of fees. Further details are available from the Bursar.

Scale of fees 2020 -2021

Free Early Education Entitlement 

All 3 year old children attending The Froebelian School are currently eligible to claim the Free Early Education Entitlement up to and including the term in which the child is 5.  The first 15 hours of Early Years Foundation Stage education are delivered completely free of charge.  The balance of fees payable for the term is due entirely in respect of the additional hours your child attends the school and for specialist and qualified teaching.


As a leading independent primary school in Leeds we seek to be as inclusive as possible. Part of our commitment as a charity is to try to ensure that some places are available to children irrespective of parental income or family circumstances.

In 2003, at Froebelian we began fundraising for our bursary fund and each year the governors review our commitment to providing subsidised places.

We know that our excellent education and care will provide enormous benefits to children from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we know that our school family is strengthened by a vibrant mixture of children.

Prospective parents are welcome to make enquiries regarding the possibility of bursary support; both the Headteacher and Bursar can help. If there is the possibility of a place, the parent(s) will be invited to complete a detailed form providing comprehensive information regarding the family’s financial circumstances. This will allow the school to determine what level of support might be available if a place is offered. All information is handled in strict confidence.

Click here to read about our bursary procedure

“A lovely, friendly, warm school with very high standards in every area”

Arrange a visit to the school, you can meet some of our staff and pupils.

The Froebelian Flyers

This year we have introduced Froebelian Flyers. Each week staff nominate pupils who they believe have best met the characteristics of one of the flyers.