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Mrs Dodds’ Wing Walk for Save the Children

As part of a countdown of 'firsts' as Mrs Dodds heads towards a significant birthday next May, she has decided to complete a Wing Walk this August in aid of the chosen school charity for this year: Save the Children. If you would like to donate, please

Thank You Froebelian Parents Association (FPTA)

Watch a short video here all about the FPTA  - made by members of Form IV The team of FPTA volunteers has worked tirelessly this year creating some incredible social events for the School. The academic year began with a welcome back to school event on Open

First Steps at Froebelian Appoints New Nursery Manager

First Steps at Froebelian is an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ private day Nursery on New Road Side in Horsforth, Leeds, for children aged 3 months  – 5 years, with the option to transition to The Froebelian School at the age of 3 years. Mrs Knowles leads the Pre-School

The Froebelian Sports’ Presentation

Mr Heseltine's Sports’ Presentation took place today to award a plethora of medals, cups and shields to acknowledge the children’s achievements in sports throughout the year and also for their performances at Junior Sports’ Day. It was wonderful to see how the children have embraced their opportunities

A Plea for Help from Mrs Dodds for the People of the Ukraine

Dear Parents, This morning in assembly, I was talking to the children about the continuing plight of the Ukrainian people. Their war with Russia seems set for the long term and, after an initial surge of support for refugees, it will be important to maintain aid for

‘A Flying Start’ at Froebelian

The class of 24 children worked with incredible focus and determination to achieve excellence in the 11+ Entrance Exams for a selection of the top schools in the UK. With a 100% pass rate, a total of 41 independent school places were offered, including six scholarships and

Charity Update

In only six months, The Froebelian School Horsforth, Leeds has smashed its fundraising targets for the year raising over £4000. The leading Independent Preparatory School for children aged 3-11 years is raising money for Save The Children as its designated charity for the year as well as

10th in West Yorkshire!

Last Saturday morning saw the final LSAA Cross Country race of the season at Middleton Park. It has been great to see so many different pupils representing the School in these events over the course of the season with 28 different runners across our junior classes. On

Froebelian Gets Quizzed

Froebelian Gets Quizzed This March a team of Froebelian Junior pupils participated in the National General Knowledge Championship Online Regional Heat. The team worked really well together and had a good strategy for choosing the answers they were going to vote for. Up against schools from across

This Week’s Sporting Round-Up

Last Friday afternoon Form III and IV participated in house netball competitions during their Games lessons. In the Form III competition, Windsor came out on top winning all three matches. It was a much closer affair in the Form IV competition where Windsor and Stuart both ended

U11 Tag Rugby at Knaresborough

For most of our pupils this was their first experience of playing competitive tag rugby fixtures against other schools and they acquitted themselves extremely well. Playing in two mixed teams, they completed a round robin format with matches against teams from Moorfield, Gateways, Bradford Grammar School, Brackenfield,

The Froebelian School Raises £1000s for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Following two years of fundraising we were delighted to present Vickie Bowden and mascot Polly the Paramedic from Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a cheque for £6024.39. Throughout the lockdowns and challenges over the last two years, the whole school community has come together to carry out some

The Froebelian School Open Day 2021

It was a pleasure to welcome so many families and reveal our brand new EYFS provision which continues to focus on our philosophy of learning through teacher-led, structured play activities, ensuring that Froebelian children receive a flying start which is relevant to their future success. If you

The Froebelian Summer Project

Work at school is progressing really well and our new spaces are starting to take shape – keep checking our social media for updates and sneak previews.

100% Success for Form IV

We are delighted to be celebrating our Form IV (Year 6) pupils who all gained a place at their first choice of senior school, with many children receiving multiple offers of places – a total of 43 places to 20 pupils which included eight scholarships and awards.

Froebelian ‘Saves Rome’ and Raises Money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

It is AD 205 and Form II (Year 4) has received vital knowledge from Emperor Hadrian that the Picts are planning an attack on Hadrian’s Wall. They must run the 26.3 miles from where they are based in Corbridge to warn the legions at the wall –

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day. With most children accessing their learning remotely and using the internet much more than they usually do at the moment, helping children to keep themselves safe has never been more important. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally with the slogan:

Children’s Mental Health Week – Express Yourself

As you will be aware from Mrs Dodds’ bulletin on Friday, it is national Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme is Express Yourself. The week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to focus on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. With

Remove Sign and Sing Bruno Mars

Our children in Remove (Year 2) have once again been entertaining us with their sign and sing skills.  This time it’s Bruno Mars – Count On Me! Enjoy the video.

A Bright Future at The Froebelian School, Horsforth

Following on from our last very successful project to implement technologies in the classroom with the iPad project, the School Council and Senior Leadership Team have been working behind the scenes for over a year to develop long-term, strategic plans for the benefit of current and future

A New Froebelian Family Member

We are delighted to introduce our new Froebelian Family Member – Molly.  Keep up to date with her progress on the school Facebook page and @mollyatfroebelian on Instagram.

Froebelian Founder Miss Hoe

We marked the anniversary of The Froebelian School Founder Miss Hoe’s death once again this year, with a bouquet of red roses. In ordinary circumstances our School Captains would attend, but this year Mrs Dodds visited the grave to mark the occasion. Froebelian was founded in 1913

Armistice Day 2020 at The Froebelian School

Form IV presented a moving and thought provoking commemoration for Armistice Day this year.

FPTA Pumpkin and Photography Competitions

The Froebelian Parent Teacher Association (FPTA) would like to start our year by asking children to design a pumpkin or take an inspiring photo. All the details regarding the competitions are below, or visit their web page. Should you require further information, please email the team froebelianpta@hotmail.com 

Remove (Year 2) Signs Roar

Whilst home learning, our Remove pupils have been enjoying their Zoom music lessons. Watch the video

Co-Educational Sport at Froebelian

An increasing number of independent schools, both primary and secondary, have adopted a co-educational approach to teaching sport. The concept of male and female sports seems increasingly archaic, especially given the fact that we expect full gender inclusion in virtually every other corner of society. The importance

A ‘Froebelian Lowry’

Some incredible, Lowry inspired artwork from one of our talented Form III (Year 5) pupils.

Froebelian Uniform Day 2020

Seen as we are all in non-uniform at home at the moment, this week Mrs Dodds declared a UNIFORM day for charity – a sort of mufti day in reverse – to support the NHS Charities Together organisation (https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/) to honour all those hospital workers who have

Thank A Teacher Day 2020

As with all key workers, teachers and support staff have been asked to go to great lengths to help this country step up to tackle coronavirus. We are therefore supporting Thank a Teacher Day on 20 May to make sure everyone at Froebelian is recognised for the

We Still Welcome Visitors – ‘Virtually‘

School admissions during lockdown We understand that preparing your child for starting school is a big milestone for parents. As well as the financial commitment involved, there is also significant emotional investment. It is so important that parents are confident in the school’s ability to deliver an

Spot The Rainbows

Pupils at Froebelian are taking part in the international initiative to create and showcase positive artworks in the windows of their homes.  Whilst home schooling, this provides a really lovely activity to ‘spot the rainbows’ on a solitary walk.  Keep up the good work everyone!! Let us

Froebelian Shines at Key Steps Gymnastics Competition

The Froebelian Gymnastics team performed incredibly at the recent Key Steps Gymnastics competition at The John Charles Centre for Sport.  Achieving an individual bronze for floor, an individual advanced bronze for floor and an advanced team silver award.  Amazing focus and determination everyone!

Flying High at Froebelian

Each and every pupil has worked with incredible focus and determination to achieve excellence in the 11+ Entrance Exams for a range of top independent schools and selective grammar schools in the region and further afield. Places and scholarships have been awarded at schools including The Grammar

Froebelian Pupils Discuss Climate Emergency

On Tuesday 11th February Pupil Council representatives from Forms III and IV  (Years 5&6) spent the day at the Annual Children and Young Peoples Have a Voice Summit at Leeds Civic Hall. The children participated in a democracy workshop, visited the council chamber and had a question

Form IV Girls Hovercraft Day

The aim was to design and build a hovercraft in one day, which was then raced against all the other entrants.  Having faced challenging maths problems and learning new skills the judging was based on design, aesthetics and performance. The girls were fantastic and gave it their

The Froebelian U9s Football Team Gives It Their All

The Froebelian U9 Football Team played in the Data Cable Cup for Leeds recently against Newlaithes Junior School.  Mr Finan was so proud of each and every player for trying really hard and getting stuck in, to what was a good physical game.  The result wasn’t in

Cross Country Successes

The unstoppable Froebelian Cross Country Team braved the cold this weekend and took part in the long and tough race at The Grammar School at Leeds. With everyone giving their all and two pupils placing 4th and 8th!  True focus and determination.  Well done everyone.

Froebelian Captain’s Tea

The School & House Captains enjoyed tea with Mrs Dodds and Mrs Stratford today, reflecting on the term and remembering their highlights, which included.. The Three Peaks The teachers performing Mrs Dodds’ version of Don’t Stop Me Now The Clay Workshop

Froebelian Santas Raise £100s

Froebelian Santas Raise £100s Congratulations to our Form IV Santas who got up early on Sunday to raise £487 for St Gemma’s Hospice running the Santa Dash as part of their Five Steps challenge. Ho Ho Ho! St Gemma’s Hospice   Watch the St Gemma's Hospice Santa

Froebelian Sends Books to Malawi

When we realised we had a cupboard full of books that the school no longer needed, Mrs Miller suggested that we send them to help children in Malawi. So we did! Mr Barry Brindley from The Zikomo Trust came and collected a whole selection of books for children

Froebelian Raises £1000s for Childline

Pupils, parents and staff at the Froebelian School in Horsforth have spent the last year raising money for Childline. And, this week they were delighted to present a cheque to them for £3500. With activities from bake sales, non-uniform days, The Froebelian Parent Association’s events and a

Froebelian at The Enviro-Forum Event

Froebelian at The Enviro-Forum Event Two pupils from The Froebelian School were invited by Stuart Andrew MP to attend The Enviro-Forum Event held at Horsforth Golf Club. Hosted by Stuart Andrew and assisted by Jo and Sarah from the charity Hope for the Future, the event brought

Froebelian Raises a Staggering £2900 for Marie Curie

The whole school community has once again come together to raise a staggering amount of money for our two designated charities this year. And today, we had the absolute pleasure of presenting a cheque to Marie Curie for £1500. Not only that, but two intrepid teams of

Froebelian News June 9, 2016