Diane Bayliff

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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.

Centre Hours

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £35.00
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 £60.00

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
 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.
Family waiting area
Early learners section
Disabled access available
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Parking - Paid
Public Transport - Bus

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Most Popular Questions

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.

They don't. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student's needs, not on how old they are.

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.

Kumon is a self-learning programme but each student receives 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, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.

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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