The centre has been running since 2002, and is friendly and welcoming. There are currently students attending the centre from as young as four up to 15 years old, although Kumon can be studied by students of all ages and abilities, and in the past the centre has had adults on the programmes.
Students who attend the centre come from far and wide; from local areas such as Kidlington and Yarnton, but can also come from all over Oxfordshire.
Classes run from Gosford Hill Secondary School, which is next to the sports centre in Kidlington and is easy to find and access. The school class is situated in the languages block at the end of the school. There is ample free parking in front of the school and there is a waiting area just outside the classroom for parents to use.
In class, four assistants help the Instructor with the smooth running of the centre, making every students learning experience as good as it can be. Hanna, the senior assistant, often helps the Instructor with students on work that requires more one-to-one attention, giving them the individual time they require. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Unlike the process of a traditional tuition provider, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands. The role of the Kumon Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.