The centre was established in 1996 and moved to its current location, the Cathodeon Centre, in 2012.
The rooms used are light, warm and modern and are adjacent to the local library, thus encouraging students to visit the library after attending their Kumon class and foster their love of reading by borrowing books from a variety of different genres.
Currently, the age range of the students at the centre is between three and 16 years old, although since Kumon is suitable for students of all ages and abilities and there have been several adult learners in the past. Many of the students attend the local primary and secondary schools but some travel to the centre from the surrounding villages and some from schools in Cambridge.
The centre Instructor, Karen Tumber, is supported by her senior assistant, Seb Croot, and by Brett Fegan, a general assistant with special responsibility for young students and those who have recently begun their studies. 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.
A comfortable waiting area is available for parents and carers and there is also an outside playground area for young siblings to enjoy whilst under parental supervision. Car parking is available either on site or on nearby roads. The village bus stop is approximately 50 metres from the centre with regular services to and from Cambridge and Haverhill.