The delightful Georgian Grove House, surrounded by gardens, playing fields and a small lake, is at the centre of Froebel College. Some sporting facilities are available within the college, but students also have access to the full range of such facilities within Roehampton Institute London. There is a dance theatre and studio together with well-equipped lecture and seminar rooms and a comprehensive Art facility.
The college has a non-denominational, informal, personal approach to learning, welcoming participation from all its members. This is just part of the legacy of ideals of its founder, Friedrich Froebel, a pioneering German educationalist who founded the international Froebel movement. The college is now the centre for the Faculty of Education, which is responsible for the teacher education programme of Roehampton Institute London.
Froebel Students' Union organises a full social programme, including live entertainment in the
bar and night trips around London. High point of the social year is the famous Froebel Summer
Charity Ball, one of the largest in the country. The evening starts at 7pm with the President's
Reception. Up to 2000 guests enjoy live bands, a funfair, hot air balloon rides, and, for
those surviving until 8am, a champagne breakfast.
Students also show concern for the local community, participating in other forms of charity fundraising and support for nearby Queen Mary's University Hospital.