Kumon success stories

At Kumon we nurture confident, independent learners who experience success both in and out of the classroom. This section of our website is dedicated to recognising and celebrating children’s achievements through hard work, determination and perseverance. We also celebrate our Instructors who dedicate their lives to discovering the true potential of their students.

In August 2017, after many years spent teaching in schools across England and Scotland, Linsey Kemp’s career took a new direction – she set up her very own Kumon Maths and English Study Centre.

We love hearing about the successes of our former Kumon students; Rhian and Jay have shared with us how Kumon study was invaluable to their chosen career paths.

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.”

Nathan enrolled on the Kumon Maths Programme less than a year ago and has achieved tremendous progress.

Having enrolled on the Kumon English Programme back in summer 2013 to boost her study skills, Rejina has thrived and completed the programme in October.

Seven-year-old Hendry and his younger brother Albert are students at the Kumon Ashford, Middlesex Study Centre, and are reaping the benefits of daily study.

Shai enrolled onto the Kumon Maths Programme ahead of her GCSE and it made a huge difference to her confidence and grade.

Nine-year-old Ahmed is on course to achieve a remarkable feat as the youngest student to complete Kumon’s maths programme in the UK since the programme was introduced in 1983.

Following a successful two-week Free Trial last year, 11-year-old Laura enrolled onto the maths and English programmes and has since flourished.