Welcome to Explore Learning Harborne, one of our many tuition centres across the UK designed to help your child fulfil their potential.
We also provide 11 Plus preparation tuition in our structured grammar school course, through which our children learn exam skills alongside being supported to excel in the National Curriculum.
Find us in Harborne
We are located at 59 Harborne High Street – find us in between Iceland and Sue Ryder. We are easily accessible by public transport on regular bus routes from Ladywood, Selly Oak, Quinton, Edgbaston, Bearwood and Bartley Green. With our membership as a drop-in service, we have a loading bay directly outside the centre for convenience, or there are parking areas further along the High Street and side streets for longer periods. Alternatively, Marks and Spencer, Iceland, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose car parks are available within a short walk from the centre if you choose to shop while you wait.
Shop while you wait
Public transport available
Our tutors will get to know your child individually
Harborne Centre Director
Our Centre Director Kate, and Assistant Directors Hannah Watkins and Hannah Whittaker, as well as our team of tutors will get to know your child as an individual. We provide regular progress feedback, and will work together with you in establishing personal goals for your child and supporting them to achieve their aims.
We will offer guidance and key information for both parents and children for important milestones in the National Curriculum and grammar school preparation.
- Inspiring maths and English tuition, promoting long term and sustainable progress
- Individual learning plans tailored to your child’s needs
- Expert exam preparation for 11 Plus with tailored homework and extension resources
- Course aligned to the National Curriculum
- A vibrant environment that children enjoy
- Fully regulated by Ofsted
The process of getting to know your child starts from the very first time we meet you at your free trial session. This is an opportunity to discuss your child’s needs and discover the success of Explore Learning
Maths & English in Harborne
Tuition for every stage of your child’s learning
Whatever stage your child is at, we’re here to provide you with maths and English tuition that can really make a difference. Our tailored approach means we can support children of all abilities – whether gifted and talented, looking for a confidence boost or those with special educational needs.
All our tutors are experts in the school curriculum and receive regular training on current teaching methods. Our team love their jobs and this passion creates a vibrant, positive working environment where children can thrive.
Journey to success
We celebrate every child, not based on others, year groups or levels, but based on them. That’s why we’ve managed to support over 175,000 children to become confident learners who are ready to take their next step, whatever that may be.
11 Plus and Entrance Exams
We have developed an 11 Plus and Entrance Exam offering that is tailored to suit the schools in your local area. We want every child to reach their potential and do their very best in school, and our tuition is the best possible support on your child’s journey into grammar school.
- Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
- Handsworth Grammar School
- King Edward VI Aston School
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
- King Edward VI Five Ways School
- King Edward VI Handsworth School
- Queen Mary’s Grammar School
- Queen Mary’s High School
- Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
Our course is open to all. We don’t pre-test – we welcome any child with the ambition and drive to go to grammar school or independent school. Students on the 11 Plus course attend twice a week and also have access to a fantastic online resource, so they can practise unlimited non-verbal and verbal reasoning exam style questions any time they want.
Tailored flexible session
The key to success at 11 Plus is a strong foundation in core maths and English skills. We use technology that enables us to offer material that is exactly right for your child, and our tutors are on-hand to give individual attention so we can stretch and challenge your child to reach their potential.
Beyond the exam
We don’t believe in simply ‘teaching to a test’ – after all, the test is the very beginning of your child’s journey into their secondary career. To support your child in the run up to, during and once they have made the transition to secondary education, we can continue to support them with the new challenges they face.
How do our current members feel?
The staff are fab!! They really understand what they are doing. My daughter really enjoys her time at the centre. Personally the work staff do is better than your standard school stuff. The level of support to families is wonderful.
You as a centre play a huge part to the children and I feel a great asset to this community.
No booking required
Open 7 days a week
We work with a number of local Harborne schools
We aim to complement and support school education, which is why we aim to work closely with local schools and parents in the community, ensuring that our tuition is in line with your child’s curriculum and providing the best results.
Chadvale, Uplands Manor, Heathmount, St John’s and St Peter’s are some of the local schools we have worked with.
Our Opening Hours
Our Harborne tuition centre is open 7 days a week. Members do not need to book sessions in advance, and can attend on any day, and at any time during our opening hours. Maths and English tuition sessions are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.
Already an Explore member?
We believe delivering the best standard of education shouldn’t cost the earth.
That’s why we offer our award-winning service at a price that’s accessible for everyone.
Careers in Harborne
Beginning your career with Explore is your first step on a wonderful pathway. There are unlimited ways that you will be able to gain new skills, master expertise and shape the future of the company with your insight and drive.
All our staff are passionate, ambitious and enthusiastic, take a look to see where your career could start…