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The Froebelian Swimming Gala 2024

Congratulations to all of our swimmers' incredible displays of focus and determination in our Swimming Galas this year. Held at Aireborough Leisure Centre over two days with Tudor winning the Forms I & II Gala and Windsor winning the Form III & IV Gala, the scores then revealed that Windsor were overall champions, with only Read More

Former Great British Pentathlete, Liz McGurk Joins The Froebelian Family

Liz brings a wealth of experience to her role as PE and Games Lead Teacher. With 14 years of experience in Primary Education, and extensive experience as a Health and Wellness Specialist and Personal Trainer Liz is passionate about working collaboratively with others, fostering positive attitudes towards PE and Games and creating an inclusive environment. Read More

Open Doors Friday 22 March

Come and experience Froebelian's uniquely happy atmosphere.  Meet the children and staff that work harmoniously together creating an environment where children are loved unconditionally, enabled ambitiously and supported compassionately. Register here to book a place.

An Incredible Week of Froebelian Sport

Froebelian sports teams have been travelling across the region over the last week, 'kicking off' last Friday with our U11s winning the West Yorkshire Prep School's Tag Rugby cup competition at Knaresborough RFC. Having been pipped at the post last year the fantastic effort from all involved secured a victory this year! Thank you to Read More

The Good Schools Guide

We are proud to feature in the Good Schools Guide, which gives an independent review of schools and is regarded as the 'go-to' guide for families researching and choosing schools. “Hidden away in the side streets of Horsforth, a small school with big ambitions. Parents impressed by the ‘truly holistic ethos’, having an ‘amazing impact’ Read More

Award Winning Chef, Matthew Brown, Revolutionises The Froebelian School Menu

Award Winning Chef, Matthew Brown, Revolutionises The Froebelian School Menu   From Field to Froebelian We are delighted to welcome award winning Chef Matthew Brown to the Froebelian Family. For nearly three decades ‘Chef Matty’ has been creating incredible menus in both the commercial and educational sector of hospitality. So, when Headteacher, Mrs Coulson asked Read More

Froebelian School Pupils are Top TT Rockstars in Yorkshire! 

Froebelian School Pupils are Top TT Rockstars in Yorkshire!  Children at The Froebelian School Horsforth took part in the England Rocks Times Tables Competition on Times Tables Rock Stars last week, finishing top in Yorkshire and 98th in the country out of 4,355 competing schools. Best performing class in Yorkshire went to Froebelian's Form II Read More

Leeds Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal

We are delighted to be supporting the Leeds Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal once again this year, who provide Christmas gift boxes to those less fortunate in Leeds. Last year, with your support, we were able to provide over 60 people in need people with essential items. Shoeboxes can be brought into your child’s classroom between Read More

Form IV Pupils Smash all School Records Raising Money for WaterAid UK.

The 10- and 11-year-olds in Form IV (Year 6) took on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge walking Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent over three days – a total of 24 miles, uphill and down dale. During the challenge, the children stayed in basic accommodation in Ingleton, where they were responsible for a range of domestic duties, including Read More

Open Doors

"We attended a Froebelian open day recently and were blown away by the confidence, warmth and attentiveness of the staff and pupils we met." Come and experience Froebelian's uniquely happy atmosphere.  Meet the children and staff that work harmoniously together creating an environment where children are loved unconditionally, enabled ambitiously and supported compassionately. Future events: Read More

Support Form IV on their Three Peaks Challenge

You may be aware that we embark on the FIVe Steps Challenge for children in Form IV (Year 6). This is a personal development programme which encompasses a range of challenges: physical, mental, creative, citizenship and life skills. This October the children in Form IV will begin with their Physical Challenge by embarking on The Three Peaks Challenge 2023, Read More

Froebelian The Movie

It was a delight to welcome award winning film director and producer, Tom Child from Manchild Films,  into school in June to spend a week filming with us. Not only did he capture some incredible footage to produce a series of films and photographs, but he also won the staff and children's hearts (current and Read More

The Froebelian Open Day Saturday 30 September 2023

We would love to show you around our school.  Come along and meet our children and discover our hidden forest and secret treehouse. Visit us on Saturday 30 September 2023 between 10am and 1pm and find out what gives Froebelian such a uniquely happy atmosphere. email: openday@froebelian.co.uk to book your place  Attending our Open Day on Read More

‘I’m in the band’!

At Froebelian we make music an enjoyable learning experience and encourage all children to participate in a variety of musical experiences. Each and every child is celebrated throughout the year in performances such as the Spring Festival and our highly anticipated shows at Yeadon Town Hall, as well as having the chance to join the Read More

Made By Mammas Podcast with Anna Coulson & Tamzin Outhwaite

Zoe Hardman & Georgia Dayton open up the world of school and education with TV star Tamzin Outhwaite & Anna Coulson. Together, they roundtable how building confidence is the most important skill in education, doing less at home, milestones to look out for, and so much more. Listen here

The Froebelian Family ‘Beefy’ Botham Challenge

Alongside former England and Great Britain Rugby League Captain, Jamie Peacock MBE and cricketing legends Lord Botham OBE and Michael Brearley MBE, the fourth Developing Future Winners conference seeks to inspire the next generation, using life experience to demonstrate how businesses can build a great working environment for our younger generations. Helping to focus their Read More

Froebelian Headteacher Takes to the Stage at Headingley Stadium to Inspire Young People

Anna Coulson, Executive Headteacher of the prestigious Froebelian School in Horsforth, Leeds will be taking centre stage at this year’s Developing Future Winners event at Headingley Stadium on the 3rd July 2023. Hosted by former England and Great Britain Rugby League Captain, Jamie Peacock MBE and Anna Coulson - cricketing legends Lord Botham OBE and Read More

Drama News from Mrs Taylor-Parker

A Most Successful Drama Examination Session! 64 Pupils were awarded Distinctions in their Speech and Drama exams last term! Every single child in Forms I, II and IV (Years 3, 4 and 6) achieved the highest Grade awarded. The examinations included Drama, Spoken English, Group Performance and Acting Recital and the Examiner commented on how confident Read More

Unhappy With Your School Allocation?

Unhappy with your school allocation? Come and talk to us about life at The Froebelian School, Horsforth and meet our pupils and staff team. As one of the North's leading prep schools for children aged 3 - 11 years, children are at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate that they enjoy Read More

Flexible, Teacher led Learning from the Age of 3 at Froebelian

Enjoy the flexibility of a nursery setting, whilst benefitting from teacher led learning from the age of three years, with a guaranteed place in our Kindergarten (Reception) class. We are now offering the option to choose any four mornings from five, in our Lower Kindergarten Class, leaving yourself a day at home with your child. Full Read More

Froebelian Form IV is ‘Flying’.

Year 6 pupils at The Froebelian School, Horsforth, are celebrating after having secured their preferred place at a selection of the top schools in the UK. The class of 18 children worked with incredible focus and determination to achieve excellence in the 11+ Entrance Exams. A total of 29 independent school places were offered - Read More

Springtime Stay and Play for 3 and 4 year olds

A Truly Nurturing Environment For Your Child To Grow From The Age Of Three Come and join us at our Springtime Stay and Play for 3 and 4 year olds on Friday 21 April 2023 from 9.30 until 10.30am. The morning will be action packed with Springtime activities.  Come along and meet the children and Read More

Sporting Update from Mr Heseltine

A great effort from our girls' football team at the Premier League Primary Stars Yr 5/6 Football competition organised by Leeds United Foundation. The team qualified for the knockout stages after winning their first three matches by scores of 5-0, 2-1 and 2-1 to finish top of their group. Unfortunately, after a 0-0 draw in Read More

The Froelibobs Holiday Club

Introducing Froelibobs! Our ever popular Holiday Club has an exciting new itinerary where the children at Froelibobs will enjoy a host of activities run by specialist teachers and coaches, whilst being looked after by the familiar faces of Mrs Jackson and Miss McCaig. Froelibobs is open to all Froebelian children aged 3-11.  To book a Read More

Sporting Update This Week

Great commitment shown from all our runners who braved the cold at the Leeds Schools cross country race last Saturday morning at Cardinal Heenan School.                   Well done to all our Form III and IV Santa Dashers on Tuesday morning. A fantastic display of festive headwear and Read More

Froebelian Open Doors Morning

Come and join us for Open Doors at The Froebelian School, Horsforth Tuesday 7 February 2023 9am – 11am A unique opportunity to experience the school in action and a morning in the life of a Froebelian pupil. A fully immersive environment to meet pupils, staff and Molly our school dog. One of the North’s leading Independent schools Read More

Leeds Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Pupils, families and staff at The Froebelian School, Horsforth have come together this Christmas to collect essential items for those in need at this time of year.  The Leeds Christmas Shoebox Appeal was looking for decorated shoeboxes filled with hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries and treats and other essential items, to pass on to charities in Read More

U11 Premier League Primary Stars Football Competition

The U11 Froebelian football team put in a fantastic performance at the U11 Premier League Primary Stars Football competition organised by Leeds United Foundation. The team demonstrated terrific teamwork, spirit and skill to finish top of their group with a record of three wins and one draw. This meant they qualified for the final stages Read More

Froebelian Tag Rugby

Our U11 Rugby Team travelled to Knaresborough RFC to participate in the Tag Rugby Cup competition hosted by Brackenfield School. After a slow start in their opening game they then put together back to back wins against teams from Gateways, Cundall Manor and Brackenfield. This qualified them for the final where they would face Ghyll Read More

Froebelian Raises £1000s for Save The Children

It has been another year of incredible fundraising by the whole Froebelian Family.  During the last academic year we raised an amazing £4499.53 for Save The Children and this morning presented a cheque to Jeanette Mowat from the Charity. From climbing the Three Yorkshire Peaks, our very own Mrs Dodds doing a death defying Wing Read More

Froebelian Runners Qualify for the Leeds City Cross Country Finals.

Following an excellent effort from all of our cross country runners at last week's Leeds North West KS2 Cross Country event we are delighted to announce that many of the team have qualified to run in the Leeds City Finals at Temple Newsam on 2nd February. Eight Juniors have all qualified to represent Froebelian in the Read More

Rugby Teams Show True Sportsmanship

Playing against teams from BGS, Highfield, Moorlands, Brackenfield, Cundall Manor and Moorfield, the teams were in excellent spirit. Every pupil worked together, encouraged each other and even organised their own substitutions when necessary. Well done everyone!

Form IV Conquers The Yorkshire Three Peaks 2022!

The walk spread over three days and included the ascent of Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent with associated map reading skills. During the challenge, the children stayed in basic accommodation in Ingleton, where they were responsible for a range of domestic duties, including cleaning, washing up and helping with the preparation of food. This walk is, Read More

Harvest at Froebelian

The whole school, including our very youngest children in Lower Kindergarten, enjoyed a fabulous Harvest Celebration assembly lead by members of Form IV.  With special guest Jane from MHA Communities (formerly known as Horsforth Live at Home Scheme), we gave thanks for the Harvest and remembered how grateful we are to have all we have. Read More

The Happiness Hut Grand Opening

This September we celebrated the opening of our much anticipated Happiness Hut. It’s thanks to a wonderful team of people that this special place is now open for the whole Froebelian Family. We can’t thank enough Mr Tolson for his generous donation of the building, the FPTA for their relentless fundraising and numerous other Froebelian Read More

Mrs Dodds Takes to the Skies for Save The Children

Daring Mrs Dodds has raised over £1000 for charity by carrying out a Wing Walk in aid of Save The Children. Mrs Dodds decided to embark on the incredible feat last month as part of a year of ‘firsts’, choosing the school’s designated charity of the year as the benefactor. She said: “The Wing Walk Read More

First Steps Nursery at Froebelian is ‘Outstanding’

First Steps at Froebelian private day nursery on New Road Side in Horsforth, has been rated Outstanding in all areas once again in its recent Ofsted inspection. The nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year and welcomes children aged 3 months to 4 years, with the option Read More

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 visit her JustGiving page via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mrsdodds

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 Day which was a lovely opportunity for families Read More

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 provision at Fulneck independent school in Pudsey where Read More

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 for sport this year; with a great many Read More

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 the huge numbers of adults and children who Read More

‘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 two Headmaster’s Awards, at: The Grammar School at Read More

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 supporting Ukraine Crisis charities, Jeans for Genes, Children Read More

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 Wednesday afternoon, One of our Form II pupils Read More

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 the UK, the competition was tough, as were Read More

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 up on the same number of points. Having Read More

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, Ghyll Royd and a hard fought all Froebelian Read More

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 new and imaginative ways of fundraising; from a Read More

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 were unable to attend that day do contact Read More

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. Hip Hip Hooray!  

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 – the fate of Rome rests on their shoulders…… Read More

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: ‘Together for a better internet’ and activities will Read More

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 schools partially closed and lots of uncertainty, children Read More

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 pupils. After wide-ranging discussions, we have identified the Read More

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 with the distinctive name adopted by the founder Read More

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 of full participation of men and women in Read More

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 to wear their special uniforms every day to Read More

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 huge contribution they have made. To celebrate we Read More

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 excellent education and have trust it will meet Read More

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 know how many you spot.

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 School at Leeds, Bradford Grammar School, Woodhouse Grove Read More

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 and answer session with the Lord Mayor and Read More

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 all overcoming a number of challenges.

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 our favour in the end but the team Read More

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 Dash  

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 of all Primary school ages. The Zikomo Trust Read More

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 whole host of other activities, the entire school Read More

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 together schools from across the region to discuss Read More

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 pupils, staff and parents raised a further £1400 Read More

Froebelian News June 9, 2016