29 September 2018 10am-12pm

Froebelian School Open Day 2018

Love Learning

Saturday 29 September 

10am – 12pm

Come and meet our incredible Form III and Form IV school ambassadors who will give you a tour of the school and a unique insight into life at Froebelian.

Register your interest at openday@froebelian.co.uk


The Froebelian School in Horsforth is a thriving and dynamic independent prep school, which places children at the very heart of all it strives to achieve. From the age of three, we seek to equip our boys and girls with a lifelong thirst for and love of learning and the school continually achieves impressive levels of academic success; preparing our children for the next stage in their educational journey.

Our aim is to provide a first class all-round education and committed pastoral care in which the unique needs, abilities, interests and aspirations of our bright, inquisitive individuals are met and their talents can flourish in a caring, structured and secure environment. This enables us to develop the whole child and we work hard to build solid foundations, which balance both the co-curricular and academic spheres of school life and honour our school motto – ‘Giving a flying start to the citizens of tomorrow.’ As a result, our children regularly secure a place at their first choice senior school and we enjoy an excellent scholarship success rate.

We are delighted that Froebelian children are happy and want to come to school every day and are passionate that all children enjoy a positive experience. Over the course of the year, we cram in as much learning as possible but we balance this with a wide range of co-curricular activities in sport, music, art and technology and events, which add breadth and richness to the children’s experience.  We foster our children’s curiosity and imagination at every stage of school life and the children are nurtured and supported by an excellent staff: pupil ratio of 1:10.

Welcoming 180 pupils between the ages of 3 and 11, we set the highest standards and expectations and The Froebelian School is acknowledged as one of the North’s leading independent prep schools. We have been places consistently as the highest ranked school in the area in the prestigious Sunday Times Parent Power Survey.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate report in 2017 judged The Froebelian School as ‘excellent’ for the quality of the pupils’ achievements and the quality of pupils’ personal development – this is the highest judgement available from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.  The inspectors accurately captured the essence of Froebelian and were struck by the children’s high levels of academic performance, their attitudes to learning and the quality, breadth and depth of their personal development.

‘The pupils’ attitudes to learning are exceptional.’ ISI Inspectorate 2017

Our nursery, First-Steps, follows the school’s ethos closely and offers younger children the opportunity to start realising their full potential at an earlier age. The private day nursery on New Road Side in Horsforth was given a judgment of ‘outstanding’ in each aspect of its first ever OFSTED inspection as well the overall verdict.

  • “The leadership and management are inspirational.” Ofsted

Our children adore their school and are justly proud of all they do. They love learning and there is a true sense of fun. We would love you to experience the warmth and politeness of our children for yourselves – please do come and meet them!

Visit us to find out more

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.