Southampton Study Centre

Jane Dunster

Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1RL

About this centre

The Southampton Study Centre was established in 1998.

The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

Through daily study, both at the study centre and independently at home, Kumon goes further than traditional methods of tuition by ensuring students maintain a level of development every day.

There are three classroom assistants and three marking assistants together with the Instructor in the main classroom, as well as extra assistants who help the youngest students until they are able to work independently. Many of the long-term students, some of whom have been coming to the centre since they were in Year 1, end up helping in class as they understand the programme and are able to pass on their enthusiasm to those who are just getting started.

At the Southampton Study Centre, children from all over the world and all walks of life learn that from a daily discipline they can develop skills, understanding and motivation which makes the most incredible difference to their success at school and beyond.

After qualifying as a teacher, I taught at the sixth form college in Andover and was realised to find my talents were better suited to the classroom. When my children were born, I became involved in the running of my local toddler playgroups. In 1998, I opened the Southampton Study Centre and this has brought together my curiosity about how we learn and motivate ourselves.

I try to make the Kumon experience as pleasurable as possible. The children have a real sense of achievement and learn that what they find tricky today will become easy tomorrow. Progress is evident as the child works through the programme with Achievement Tests at the end of each level; children take them very much in their stride and certificates are awarded when they pass.

We also hold regular raffles for books, film vouchers and various Kumon prizes. The Advanced Student Roll recognises the high achievement of students working ahead of school level and we have a student of the month award. A large part of my job is motivation; helping the parents help their children to achieve the often unexpected. I always say to the children at enrolment that the real reward for their hard work is doing better at school and as soon as they see their improvement, they know it's true.

Centre Hours

Monday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday Non class day
Wednesday Non class day
Thursday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
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 £25
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

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