The centre was established over 12 years ago and operates from Durning Hall Community Centre, which is situated only yards away from the Forest Gate main line railway station and is also accessible via several bus routes to Woodgrange Road.
The busy and well-known community centre has a waiting area in the main building where parents can wait while their children attend classes. There is a range of books at the centre that students can read to complement their worksheet study.
Kumon caters for children of all ages and abilities, with the current age range of students at the study centre being from three to 17 years old. Within the centre, there are designated areas for young learners, for students requiring special assistance on a long or short-term basis, for oral activities in English and maths and for independent study. There is also special provision for one-to-one Kumon study for pre-school children outside normal class times. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
There is a dedicated team of approximately 12 to 14 well-trained assistants who work alongside the Instructor. Together, they work towards maintaining an efficient and effective learning environment to support the students' development and to help them achieve their full potential.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life.