Southampton, Shirley Study Centre

Ivy Man

St James' Park Café, St James Road, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5SD

About this centre

Welcome to the Southampton, Shirley Study Centre.

The unique Kumon maths and English Study Programmes pursue the potential of each child, developing their ability and nurturing their independence.

At the centre, the children are observed and instructed in their completion of their daily work. Children can verbally practice their times tables and we also encourage all children to read widely. We have a selection of books that they can choose from while they are waiting for their work to be marked or to be collected by their parent.

We operate a time slotting system for parents to regularly bring their children. This enables us to provide a calm and organised environment at the centre where effective learning can occur.

Children attend for up to 30 minutes per subject up to twice a week. Using a positive and friendly approach, we foster an expectation that all children can achieve their potential when encouraged and supported appropriately.

Kumon’s long-term focus provides children with the self-assurance to take their learning into their own hands, increasing their motivation to succeed.

Hello, my name is Ivy and I am the Instructor at Southampton, Shirley Study Centre.

My love for learning was nurtured from a young age by my parents who taught me to read which gave me the freedom to learn things for myself. They instilled in me the values of hard work, effort and perseverance and these values alongside the support, guidance and encouragement from my family and mentors helped me attain my PhD in Physiotherapy from King’s College, London.

Teaching BSc and MSc students at King’s College and Brunel University has also further consolidated my experience of the importance of self-learning skills in helping each individual to reach their maximum potential. I have always aimed to help people help themselves to achieve their potential.

As a Kumon instructor I can continue this approach because the pursuit of each individual’s potential by developing independent self-learning skills is embodied in the Kumon Method of Learning. Having seen friends’ children study Kumon from reception to teenage years become confident, kind, successful and responsible young people, I know this is what I hope to foster in my own child and underlies what I want for all the children who I instruct at Southampton, Shirley.

Centre Hours

Monday Non class day
Tuesday Non class day
Wednesday 3.15pm - 5.30pm
Thursday 3.15pm - 5.30pm
Friday 3.15pm - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am
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 £40
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 £60

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
Early learners section
Disabled access available

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