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Ickenham Learning Centre

Maths English 11-plus Ofsted Registered
First Class Learning is a worksheet based programme, which is in line with the National Curriculum, helping to boost confidence, fill gaps in their understanding and ensure skills are fluent. This centre is Ofsted Registered.
  • Programme focused on the National Curriculmn
  • 10 to 15 minutes of daily homework
  • Telephone/video support Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

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address Ickenham Village Hall 33 Swakeleys Road Ickenham UB10 8DG
parking Available phone 07779 257 079
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Maths and English Tuition at Ickenham

Welcome to the Ickenham First Class Learning Study Centre. Sejal Patel, centre manager, has been running highly successful after-school maths and English classes for over 10 years. This centre is Ofsted Registered and childcare vouchers are accepted.

COVID-19 UPDATE:- The centre is now fully open and is following UK government guidelines to create a secure learning environment for your child.

Students of all ages attend our study centre on a Monday for around 20-30 minutes per subject. In these classes they will hand in their previous week of work and complete that day's worksheets which will be marked, returned and discussed with the tutor. They are then set a programme of work of 10-15 minutes per day to do at home, practising what they have learnt in the class to ensure mastery and fluency at each step.

Through our structured programmes, Sejal individualises each child’s learning path, which is targeted to fill any existing gaps in their understanding. This helps with their school work, builds confidence and develops independent learning skills, all of which are 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 practice, really does make a huge difference.

How we work

Our First Class Learning Centre Manager will call you to discuss how we can help your child with maths or English. They will then assist your child to 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 or online. In these classes they will complete a short piece of work which will be marked, returned and discussed with the Centre Manager, who will give them a detailed programme of homework to be completed before the next class.

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Sejal Patel

Centre Manager

The First Class Learning Centre is run by Sejal Patel. Sejal is fully trained and qualified to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes and she has been running Maths & English Tuition Centres for over 10 years. Every First Class Learning Centre Manager holds an enhanced DBS certificate.

Tuition Services


The First Class Learning maths programme is designed to equip your child with the fundamental skills required for success in school mathematics. Using a range of resources, it covers all the essential areas of the school curriculum.


Our English programme concentrates on reading, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, creative writing and handwriting. The initial diagnostic testing assesses the child's needs so that we can provide an individualised programme.


Our 11-plus programme is bespoke towards the borough your child is sitting the exams for. We mainly work towards Buckinghamshire and Berkshire exams. The sessions are in small groups of maximum 5 children ensuring each child has the attention to detail they require for their exams. The programme is also tailored towards Independent school entrance exams.

Student Success

My daughter attended FCL and then did 11+ preparation with Sejal. She passed her exams and learned so much that I didn't even know she was capable of!! All thanks to Sejal's hard work, guidance and personal approach.
Avneet’s mum
Thank you for the First class learning, especially Big thank you to Mrs Patel, for her support, explanation and patience. It has built strong confidence in my son with his literacy and he has begun to love it. It has helped him get ready for his SATs. Its sad that I had not heard about the classes a couple of year sooner. Highly recommended, as early as you can because it helps to build strong fundamental confidence.
Rita Narbutiene
We have worked with many tutors over the years. ​Sejal is, without question, the best we have had. ​As a tutor, she understands the subject matter and curriculum requirements. As a mother, she understands children. Over the course of a term of working with Sejal, our daughter went from an average score in her mock SAT to the 2nd highest in the year in her actual SAT. Thanks Sejal, keep up the good work.
Marby Brar


How does FCL differ to 1:1 tutoring?
FCL offers structure and daily practice, with a ‘little and often’ approach, enabling the child to retain what they have learnt & gain confidence with ease. It also develops good study habits and independent learning so that they don’t become dependent on others teaching them.
How will FCL help with my child’s school work?
By filling in any gaps they may have and developing their confidence we can change their attitude to a positive one and at the same time give them the skill sets needed to carry through to all school work.
Can I sit with my child while they do their work at the centre?
If your child is worried about coming into their first session, parents can come in to begin with but you won’t need to stay for long. Once they see the friendly faces and welcoming atmosphere, they are happy to stay on their own. We like to encourage independent and confident students.
If I join, am I tied into FCL for a set amount of time?
No, not at all. FCL is primarily a long term programme, not a 'quick fix'. However, there are many reasons why you may need to stop, so I just ask for a month's notice.

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