The centre provides maths and English programmes for students of all ages and abilities. The hall is within walking distance of Lewisham High Street and can also be accessed by bus. Parking is available around the hall itself, although the area is a 'pay and display' zone on weekdays.
There are no set arrival times, as children arrive at any convenient time and usually stay for between 30 minutes and an hour. Parents are required to remain on premises while their children are in class. Students normally attend once or twice a week.
Students are from the local and neighbouring areas, and from both state and independent schools. The Blackheath centre opened in 2002 and there are students of all ages and abilities – at present, the youngest students is four years old while the oldest is 15. A few of them have been there for over four years.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.