Penarth learning centre

Centre Manager

Jenny Tricklebank

029 22219408
07488 341549
Lesser Hall
All Saints Penarth
Victoria Square
CF64 3EH

Opening times

Thursday 15.30 to 17.30


Our centre

Our friendly and approachable team members are here to help all students whether they are struggling or simply need a boost. The structured yet flexible Maths and English programmes will help your child to achieve in these core subjects and as children settle into the weekly routine, we often see an improvement in the child’s confidence. Furthermore, the programmes are aligned to the National Curriculum so the work we set in class will support your child’s schoolwork.

The first step is to book a free assessment to determine whether the First Class Learning programme is right for your child. There is absolutely no commitment required at this stage. It is also a chance for you to meet us and to ask any questions you may have.

Upon enrolling, we carefully construct an individually-tailored programme for your child which is linked to their ability and the pace at which they learn. We always welcome your feedback to ensure that we pitch the work correctly for your child. Numeracy and literacy skills are developed very gradually and consistently by completing short, daily pieces of homework and by weekly attendance at our warm and friendly Penarth study centre. In class, your child receives individual attention as new work is introduced. They then spend some time working independently. As a result, students only move on in small, achievable steps when they are confident with a topic.

Local children living in Penarth, Cardiff, Sully, Dinas Powys, Llandough, Barry, Cowbridge and other villages in the Vale of Glamorgan are more than welcome to attend our study centre based at the Kymin Community Centre, Beach Road on Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm and Thursdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm. If you think that First Class Learning might be right for you, please contact Jenny Tricklebank on 029 22219408/ 07488 341549 to arrange a free assessment. We look forward to seeing your child in class!

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 a bespoke course of action 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 detailed programme of 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 First Class Learning is the right fit for you and your child, and you would like to arrange an assessment, please contact your local Centre Manager. They 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.

If you'd like to chat with Jenny Tricklebank, book a callback

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