Community news

At Kumon, we aim to nurture a generation of confident, independent children who can contribute to the global community. We too take our commitment to the community very seriously and strive to be a force for good throughout the UK. This section of our website is dedicated to our community news, including the expansion of Kumon, community events and our work with charities and partners.

For the last 12 months, the Ham Dingle Primary School in Stourbridge, Dudley has been working in partnership with the Kumon Stourbridge Study Centre to develop the potential of their Pupil Premium children.

Watch this short film, where Headteacher Jacqui Grace shares their experience working together with Kumon, and in particular, the amazing progress of nine-year-old Deakan.

“As the children are coming up to the end of their first year, we are starting to see them better access the curriculum and achieve high levels in English and maths as they move further up the (Kumon) programme. And although Kumon has an English and maths focus, we’ve noticed that their confidence and resilience in all curriculum areas has improved.

“On top of this, the structure and routine of the Kumon programme is providing the children with a more self-disciplined approach, which is particularly beneficial as they are now completing home learning projects set by the school, whereas previously they may have been reluctant to do so, or not at all.”

Favourite family books

1 December, 2017

At this time of the year it can be tricky to find ways to entertain the whole family. Why not revisit some of these classic children’s books to read together?

PISA releases the results of first-ever international study on collaborative problem-solving, aimed at seeing whether today’s youth have the co-operative skills essential for success in the 21st century.

We’ve explored five ways you can support your child as they work towards building a bright future for themselves.

With calculators, spell-checkers and predictive text now being a common feature on computers and mobile phones, will today’s children still need strong mental skills to get by?

Local Instructor, Ruth Mayes, opens new Kumon Maths and English Study Centre in central Holmfirth, Huddersfield.

Reading together: The Gruffalo

7 September, 2017

Taking the time to sit with your child and delve into a fun book is not only a great way to bond and share enjoyment of an activity together, but is also a great way to encourage the habit of reading.

September is nearly upon us, which means it is time to start preparing your child to go back to school. We’ve shared some handy tips on how you can best do this, so their new school year gets off to a flying start.

GCSE exam results 2017

25 August, 2017

GCSE exam results 2017

Yesterday pupils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their GCSE results in what was of course the first year of the new ‘tougher’ exams.