The centre opened in 2008; it is a drop-in centre with no set arrival times and children work quietly on their English or maths, with many students studying both subjects. The centre's youngest student is currently four years old and the oldest student is 16 years old, although the Kumon programmes are suitable for children of all ages and abilities.
The study centre aims to provide a warm, friendly and independent learning environment. Trained assistants who are studying for A-level maths or English or a higher level qualification assist at each class to make sure that our students make the best progress possible. There is a separate area for English study and a small table and chairs for early learners. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.
Every year, the centre holds a special awards ceremony with a guest speaker where the students' achievements are celebrated and awards are given out.
Hatfield Study Centre is located in St Peters Church Hall on Bishops Rise; it has a large private car-park, a waiting area for parents and is conveniently placed near the university and the galleria. The centre is on a main bus route with a bus stop almost directly outside the hall.