Oxford, Summertown Study Centre

Anne Upton

Oxford Harlequins RFC Minis & Juniors, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE

About this centre

  Two-week Free Trial available

The centre has been established since 1995. Students of all ages and abilities attend the centre for an average of three years – the longest standing student has attended the centre for seven years. Several previous students also now help out as assistants in the dynamic, thriving centre.

The Harlequin Rugby Club is located next to Cherwell School. The centre occupies the whole building which is on the ground level. 

Students from all the local schools attend the centre and usually attend for about 30 minutes. 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.

I have been a Kumon Instructor for 18 years.

At school in France I was excellent at maths and did a maths and physics baccalaureate. I then did a degree in international and development economics at the London School of Economics where I discovered that my grounding in maths, particularly mental maths, helped me fully access the course.

The most rewarding aspect of being a Kumon Instructor is the return of parents, a few years after their children have left my centre, who tell me that it has made a fundamental difference to their lives. I am at the stage now where children who did Kumon with me are bringing their own children to the centre to receive instruction.

I enjoy sharing the successes of all of my students, which I celebrate with them at our annual award ceremony. Over the years, a number of students have completed the Kumon programmes, and I was particularly proud of their accomplishments.

As a Kumon parent myself I have enduring memories of the difficulty of getting four little boys to establish a routine of daily study as well as marking eight Kumon worksheets every night. However, as my boys have grown, each successful in the field that they have chosen, I can see that their strong foundation in numeracy and literacy has made a fundamental difference to their lives.

Centre Hours

Monday Non class day
Tuesday 3pm - 6.30pm
Wednesday 3pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 3pm - 6.30pm
Friday Non class day
Saturday Non class day
Sunday Non class day
How long does a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.


One off fee
Registration Fee £35
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per Subject £65

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
Parking available (Free)
Close to bus
Independent reading area
Disabled access available
Family waiting area

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