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Folkestone Central Learning Centre

Maths English
Welcome to First Class Learning Folkestone Central! We support learners of all ages and abilities to fulfil their potential. Call us today!
  • Priced per child, per subject, per month
  • Phone support available every weekday 9am to 6pm
  • Centre Manager and team have extensive teaching experience

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address Three Hills Sports Park Cheriton Road Folkestone CT19 5JU
parking Available phone 07766 098 584
opening times
Wed 15:30-17:30

Maths and English Tuition in Folkestone Central

COVID-19 News - In line with recent measures this centre is temporarily closed for face-to-face visits. However, our centres are still supporting remote learning. Our individualised worksheet programmes can be sent to your home and your child assisted remotely as they progress, via our secure video platform.

We welcome learners from age 4 upwards to our Folkestone centres!

Our classes are suitable for everyone - gifted and talented, extra support and preparation for tests and GCSEs. Our maths and English programmes are aligned with the learning outcomes of the National Curriculum from the Early Years right up to GCSE level.

Dr Hedley Dray is a highly qualified teacher of over 20 years. She is experienced in teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities within the UK and overseas, in mainstream as well as Special Schools. Having been a Head of Education, Sarah is passionate about providing students with the right kind of support to succeed. Her PhD is in Applied Psychology via research.

How It Works

Due to the coronavirus, our weekly tuition classes are currently suspended. However, our students are busy working on their personalised learning plans from home. We're operating a correspondence system with weekly work delivered to your door, and further support provided by phone and internet.

Dr Sarah Hedley Dray BAHons, PGCE, QTS

Centre Manager

The Folkestone Central First Class Learning Centre is run by Dr Sarah Hedley Dray, BA Hons, PGCE, PhD. Sarah is a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience teaching both children and adults. Sarah has taught English as a second language. She has particular expertise in teaching those with Special Educational Needs including Autism and other developmental disabilities. Passionate about education, Sarah has recently completed a PhD in Applied Psychology via educational research.

Tuition Services


We use the FCL programme to develop skills in Mathematics by focussing on the core skills of addition, subtraction, division, multiplication. We develop accuracy as well as fluency and rapid recall of facts. We then apply these skills to other areas of maths such as algebra, data handling, fractions, decimals and percentages. For students embarking on their GCSE Maths studies in years 10 and 11, additional support is available for those who want to revise and practise exam style questions. Topics covered include algebra, number and graphs, Pythagoras and trigonometry, probability and statistics.


We use the FCL programme to support development of English skills. All aspects of English are covered from year R up to GCSE level, including phonics, handwriting, reading, listening and comprehension skills. The FCL programme is designed to provide each learner with a wide breadth of skills such as developing creative writing skills, analysing a variety of genres and how to retrieve information from texts. For students embarking on their GCSE English studies in years 10 and 11, additional support is also available to aid comprehension in specific texts studied. Supplementary materials are chosen to complement the exam board used in individual schools, and the core texts studied on the syllabus. These include Shakespeare Plays, poetry anthologies and fiction.


We use supplementary materials for science tuition. Students of all ages can work through workbooks designed for their Key Stage, that support the curriculum being covered in schools. Our expert teaching assistants are ready to explain any science topic and assist individual pupils.

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