As one of the North’s leading preparatory independent schools, Froebelian provides children with a stimulating and rigorous education curriculum that encourages them to reach their full potential in all key areas of learning; academic, technical, aesthetic, sporting and practical.
Although our academic programme encompasses much of the National Primary Curriculum, as an independent school we are not constrained by government requirements and we are able to ensure that music, art, sport, a modern foreign language and drama receive plenty of attention.
In the most recent inspection report, inspectors noted ‘The broad curriculum contributes particularly well to the pupils’ personal development and academic achievements’.
Our aim is deliver an enriched and varied education in a uniquely happy learning environment, which encourages all children to become enthusiastic and skillful learners. We nurture academic rigour, for example by helping children to memorise multiplication tables and we help them to develop enquiring minds. Hence, attitudes to learning are a priority and we believe that children who regularly experience the excitement and the value of discovery, understanding and achievement will become life-long learners.
We believe that the best learning involves fun and discipline. At first, young children need lots of support and encouragement to develop effective learning habits; gradually they become more skillful and their levels of concentration and application strengthen. Our older pupils have excellent self-discipline and motivation, two essential qualities for continued success at high school.
The broad and challenging curriculum we provide during normal lessons is complimented by a full programme of extra-curricular activities that include sport, music, crafts, technology and drama.
Specialist visiting staff provides a wide-range of music lessons and there are regular trips to places of interest such as historical sites, farms, inter-active museums and outdoor pursuits centres.
“At the start of the year I didn’t know much about The Battle of Hastings, but after the iPad green screen project I learnt much more about it.”