Burnham on Sea learning centre

Centre Manager

Rachel Holdom BSc

01278 781 189
King Alfred School
Burnham Road
Burnham on Sea

Opening times

Wednesday 15.30 to 17.30


Our centre

Welcome to the Burnham-on-sea First Class Learning Study Centre. Rachel Holdom, centre manager, has been running highly successful after-school maths and English classes for over 21 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. Monthly fees are just £55 per month for the first subject and £50 for a second subject. Sibling fees are £55 per month. There is a one off registration fee of £30.

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 20-30 minutes per subject. They are then set homework of 10-15 minutes per day, practising what they have learnt in the class to ensure mastery and fluency at each step. 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.

Through individualised programmes, 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 it works

One of our First Class Learning tutors will meet with you to discuss how we can help your child with maths or English. They will then sit down with your child and complete an assessment to determine which path is most suitable for them. Once we have established your child’s needs, we will put together an individualised programme that will support and encourage your child’s learning. If you feel happy with our plan and that we are the best option for you and your child, they will then be able to start attending regular classes at the centre. In these classes they will complete a short piece of work which will be marked, returned and discussed with the tutor, who will give them a structured programme of daily homework to be completed before the next class.

From the basics of reading, writing and spelling to comprehension and creative writing skills, the First Class Learning English Programme follows principles that make it ideal for all learners, whether primary or secondary. Drawing on a variety of imaginative materials, the programme develops the key skills that allow the learner to read and write fluently, confidently and with enjoyment.

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Your next steps

If you would like to arrange a free, no obligation assessment, please contact Rachel. She will inform you on how your child can become one of the growing number of students in the UK enjoying success with First Class Learning.

Once you decide that you would like your child to start, there is a registration fee of £30 and the monthly fees are £55 per month for the first subject and £50 for a second subject. Sibling fees are £50 per month.

If you'd like to chat with Rachel Holdom BSc, book a callback

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