Welcome to Froebel College, founded in 1892

Froebel College is one of four colleges that make up the University of Roehampton. Founded in 1892, it has for many years been a college in which high academic achievement, profoundly influenced by its tradition, has produced outstanding success in academic life, especially in teacher education.

The College is based within and around Grove House. The house dates back to 1792 and was designed by architect James Wyatt for Sir Joshua Vanneck.

Froebel is home to the Department of Education - renowned for being one of Britain’s major centres for Initial Teacher Training. For those of you committed to dance there are several innovative courses offered by the Department of Dance, with excellent theatre, studios and recording facilities – not to mention our own Dance Library which is one of the finest in the UK.

The College encourages creative thought and activity, both individual and collaborative, and expresses concern for the well-being and development of all members, whatever their background.

While the University has responsibility for the academic development of the student, it is the responsibility of the College to provide student support and the social activities that foster a sense of belonging in an informal, close-knit and supportive environment within the wider University.

The College also hosts a number of national and international research centres in the fields of education and dance.


Head of Froebel College: Simon Dorman
Froebel College
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3300