Instructor Diane Bayliff of the Skipton centre
Diane Bayliff

About this centre

Online Class Available

The Kumon Skipton Study Centre was first established in 2002 and has been run by the current Instructor since September 2010. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Students at the centre are of all ages and abilities; the youngest student at the centre is currently three years old and the oldest student is 16.

Within the classroom itself there is a separate area for newly enrolled students and early learners (very young children). These students work closely with dedicated class assistants on the skills table until they develop good study skills. Once these skills have been developed, the students then work independently in a separate area of the class.

Along with the Instructor, there is a senior class assistant and several class assistants who mark work, record homework and listen to students read and practise their times tables. Some of the class assistants are previous Kumon students who have studied the Kumon programmes to a high level.

Initially each child is given an assessment, the programme is explained in more detail and a study plan is made, which allows the student to build on their current skills, further their knowledge and excel both inside and outside the classroom. Children can attend the centre once or twice a week.

My name is Diane Bayliff and I am the Instructor at the Skipton Study Centre.

I am passionate about education and fully believe that Kumon can help children to develop their potential in maths and English and to become more confident individuals. Since taking over in September 2010, the study centre has grown from around 20 students to around 90.

I have found my new role as a Kumon Instructor extremely enjoyable and very rewarding. The most fulfilling part of being a Kumon Instructor is seeing the children grow in ability and confidence in class but also finding out from parents that they have made huge progress at school or are simply much more confident!

Over the years I have seen many children thrive at Kumon. One of my first students used to really struggle at maths at primary school; she is now working several years above her school level and is top of the class in year 9 at a local grammar school. I am immensely proud of the progress that all my students have made.

I look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Skipton Study Centre. Please don't hesitate to get in touch for further information.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 15:00 - 19:00
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 15:00 - 19:00
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


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

Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online

Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
 How long does study take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is down to each individual and their current study level. Class times displayed may include a combination of in-centre and online class sessions. Please contact your Instructor for further details.
Public Transport - Train
Family waiting area
Early learners section
Disabled access available
Parking - Paid
Public Transport - Bus

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Craven Leisure
Aireville Park
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD
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Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.

Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.

Kumon offers much more than tutoring and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.

As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.

As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.

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