First Class Learning

First Class Learning

First Class Learning Centre for Maths and English in...

Burnham on Sea

First Class Learning promotes independent learning and study skills, so that your child gains the confidence to tackle new concepts

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Class Times

  • Wednesday 15.30 - 17.30

Who we are

Welcome to the Burnham-on-sea  First Class Learning Centre.  Rachel Holdom, centre manager, has been running highly successful after-school maths and English classes for over 20 years (12 years Kumon). The FCL programme follows the UK National Curriculum and supports children in the local community with both maths and English tuition.

Students of all ages attend our study centre held at The King Alfred School 6th Form Centre in Burnham and Highbridge on a Wednesday for around 30 minutes per subject. We cater for learners from reception in primary and preparing for SATS, through to secondary school and the GCSE exams.  The FCL programme is also being run in many schools throughout the UK.

Our expert tutors support your child's learning in maths, English or both subjects together in order to help with their school studies, build confidence and develop independent learning skills, something that is extremely important in today's busy classrooms in schools.

Our English and maths programmes are flexible and tailored to learners' individual needs and abilities so students move on only when they are confident with a topic.  Regular testing ensures that the best possible progress is made.  The 'little and often' approach, with plenty of repetition and practise, really does make a huge difference.

How does it work?

The First Class Learning (FCL) tutor will complete a free assessment which will determine your child's curriculum level and the features of FCL will be explained with any questions answered.

If all parties agree that FCL is right for you, your child can start attending classes and gaining the benefits of FCL study which involves regularly attendance at the centre.

In class, they complete a short piece of work which is marked, returned and discussed with the Tutor. Your child will be given a detailed programme of homework, around 10 to 15 minutes a day, to be completed before the next class.

Your next step

If you think that FCL might be right for you please contact your local Centre Manager and arrange for a free assessment.  This will be carried out at your home at a time convenient to you and an individual programme of work for your child will be explained.

You will then be able to find out how your child can become one of the growing number in the UK enjoying success with First Class Learning.

Latest Centre News

Top in Class for Times Tables

Beau Plested (year 3) is now top of his class for his times tables at school.  He is also one of the youngest in his year and this would never have been achieved without FCL. Just 10 minutes a day of a structured programme, individually tailored to each child can make a huge difference

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Abigail began FCL in year 5 hardly knowing her tables and at a Level 2A. 20 months later she achieved a Level 5C in her SATS!

Mrs Peake,

I got my Level 4s in my SATS! Thank you for all your help and support over the last couple of years.

Aaron Browning (yr 6),

Dillon's confidence in his English has grown so much in just a few weeks. We have seen such a difference in him.

Mrs Thomas,

The going back to basics way of teaching and structured programme works. My son is gaining so much confidence in numeracy.

Katherine Tregail,

I like coming to FCL as I can do all my tables and do division with remainders.

Nathanial McDonald (Y5),

Since Aidan has been attending First Class Learning, his reading and handwriting has improved no end.

Mrs Morris,

Improve your maths & English

Centre Location

Centre Manager(s)

Rachel Holdom

Centre Address

King Alfred School,
Burnham Road,
Highbridge, Burnham on Sea,



07801 169 016


Class Times

  • Wednesday 15.30 - 17.30

Your Centre Manager

The Burnham on Sea First Class Learning Centre is run by Rachel Holdom who has over 20 years experience of tutoring.

Rachel is fully trained and qualified to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes and holds an enhanced DBS certificate (CRB). She feels very passionate about helping young people improve their skills and confidence and preparing for SATS and GCSEs.

"I used to run a Kumon centre but changed my own children to FCL, so I did the same.

"First Class Learning suited their needs better as it covered more areas of the curriculum."

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