Why Froebelian?

Froebelian School pupils reach the highest possible standards in academic work, sport, music, technology, art and drama.

We nurture good citizenship, believe that children benefit from good discipline and we encourage healthy competition. We offer an excellent staff pupil ratio (1 to 10), modern facilities and the support of highly dedicated, professional teachers.

As the only school in Leeds to appear consistently in The Sunday Times ‘Top 100’ independent preparatory schools, we aim to provide children with a happy learning environment, one where they are challenged and supported to achieve personal excellence.

Each year up to 24 children aged 3+ are admitted to the Lower Kindergarten (Nursery) class. Other places for older children are sometimes available and enquiries are always welcome. We are large enough to offer first-class teaching and facilities, but small enough to ensure that every child is part of our extended family.

Our goals of nurturing children to help them become rounded individuals and that of allowing them to fulfil their full potential are achieved through a broad curriculum and proactive pastoral care. Academic success is at the heart of the school and is complemented by plenty of sport, music, art and drama. There is a full programme of extra-curricular activities, including opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

Academic achievements

We are a thriving,independent school in Leeds for 190 boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years. We aim to provide children with a happy learning environment, one where they are challenged and supported to achieve personal excellence.

100% Success in Entrance Exams

In 2018 Froebelian pupils achieved magnificent exam results in their 11+ entrance exams resulting in:
  • Bradford Grammar School 9 places (3 scholarships)
  • Grammar School at Leeds 10 places (2 scholarships)
  • Woodhouse Grove School 19 places (6  scholarships)


Each year as one of the leading independent schools in Leeds, The Froebelian supports a local charity. We believe that children benefit from a close involvement with the charity and this helps them to understand the value of helping others.

This sits well with the ethos of the school, particularly our original school motto of “Serve and Endeavour”.

The children are involved in fundraising activity individually, in their forms or as a complete school. It helps them remain grounded, and understand how lucky they are to enjoy good health and wellbeing. We also ensure that the children develop organisational skills through fundraising; this complements the growth of their social awareness and an appreciation of the value of money, and the effort that goes into earning it.

Our school charities for 2017/18 were Marie Curie  & Funzi Bodo

Our school charity for 2018/2019 is Childline

“A lovely, friendly, small 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.