The centre was established in 2000, and some students there have been studying Kumon for over five years. Students come from all areas surrounding Mirfield, including Kirkburton, Dalton, Dewsbury and Batley.
The age range of students at the centre is currently from four to 16 years, although there have been a few adults over the years and Kumon caters for all ages and abilities. 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.
The centre is located in Christ the King Church on Stocks Bank Road and is excellent; the premises have recently been refurbished and are light, warm and pleasant. There is room to park directly outside the centre, and many parents come in to wait whilst their child is working. Alternatively, there are a few local shops, a small park, and a lovely garden centre within a few minute’s walk or drive.
Parents of very young children must wait in the centre, and all students must be met in the building before they may leave.