The Froebelian School

Established in 1913, The Froebelian School, Horsforth welcomes all children from the ages of 3 – 11 years.

If you feel your child is ready for teacher led learning, First Steps children have the option to transition to Froebelian School in the academic year that they turn three.

We lay solid foundations for a future relevant lifelong love of learning.

The Froebelian School, Horsforth

A truly nurturing environment for your child to grow.

“We knew from our first visit to the school that it was perfect. Every day our instincts are justified, as we watch our little one blossom into a confident, delightful and happy little person.” A Parent

Situated in Horsforth and as one of the North’s leading independent prep schools, we welcome over 180 pupils between the ages of 3 and 11.

With 51 weeks a year provision for all children, free Early Education Entitlement of 30 hours for eligible families, a brand new sporting provision, over 50 extracurricular activities and plans for further investment and development in STEM, Froebelian balances both academic and co – curricular spheres of school life to honour our school motto – ‘Giving a flying start to the citizens of tomorrow.’

Children are at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate that they enjoy a positive experience, in a caring, structured and secure environment. To ensure we are laying solid foundations for a lifelong love of learning, to gain knowledge and skills, and develop personal attributes, relevant to their futures, we have made significant investment in our early years provision creating bespoke-designed classrooms and continuous access to an exceptional outdoor space.

Our aim is to provide a first class, future focused all-round education with committed and supportive pastoral care enabling us to develop the whole child, enabling our children to secure a place at their first choice of senior school and we enjoy an excellent scholarship success rate.

The most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate report judged the School as ‘excellent’ (the highest level) for the quality of the pupils’ achievements and personal development.

“The children and staff work harmoniously together creating a special place, with a uniquely happy atmosphere.” ISI Inspectorate

Our children adore their school, love learning and there is a true sense of fun – please do come and meet them.

“The pupils’ attitudes to learning are exceptional.” ISI Inspectorate

Situated on Clarence Road, just off New Road Side in Horsforth, the school is easily accessible from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

Come and visit us.  Contact the Head’s PA Hannah Borkala at or call 0113 2583047


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