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Penarth Learning Centre

Maths English
Welcome to First Class Learning Penarth where we are passionate about helping your child to improve their Maths and English skills.
  • 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 Lesser Hall All Saints Penarth Victoria Square Penarth CF64 3EH
parking Available phone 029 2221 9408 07488 341 549
opening times
Tue 15:15-17:15
Thu 15:15-18:15

Maths and English Tuition in Penarth

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.

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 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 in the Lesser Hall, Victoria Square, Penarth on Tuesdays 3:15pm to 5:15pm (Years 10 and 11) and Thursdays 3:15pm to 6:15pm (Years 7,8 and 9). We also have a class in Lower Penarth Community Centre, Brockhill Way, Penarth on Wednesdays from 3:45pm to 5:45pm. (Primary). 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

Our First Class Learning Centre Manager will meet with you (via video call currently) 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 homework to be completed before the next class.

Jenny Tricklebank

Centre Manager

The Penarth First Class Learning Centre is run by Jenny Tricklebank BA(Hons), MSc(Hons).Jenny is fully trained and qualified to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes. Every First Class Learning tutor holds an enhanced DBS certificate (CRB).

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 comprehensive science programme will develop your child's knowledge and the skills required as part of their school curriculum. The programme has a proven record for improving results and encourages enjoyment in learning.

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