Find us in Purley
Situated on the Brighton Road, our tuition centre is just a short walk from Purley train station and is well served by a number of routes including numbers 60, 166, 289, 405, 407, 412, 455 and 466. It is also accessible by public transport and provides ample parking if you choose to shop while you wait. A tip from the team – the most convenient place to park is the Russell Hill Place Car Park for a small charge, or for free in Tesco which is just a short walk from the centre.
Limited parking available
Shop while you wait
Public transport available
Our tutors will get to know your child individually
Purley Centre Director
Our Centre Director Tanya Irapah, Assistant Directors and our team of tutors will get to know your child as an individual. Whether they are finding school tricky or top of the class, we will create a learning plan designed to help them to gain confidence, enthusiasm, and new skills.
- Expert tuition and exam preparation for 11 Plus
- Inspiring maths and English tuition tailored to your child’s individual needs
- A vibrant environment that children enjoy
- Courses aligned to the National Curriculum
- Fully regulated by Ofsted
Maths & English in Croydon Purley
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.
Our specialist course can help your child prepare for entrance to the following local schools:
- Greenshaw High School
- Nonsuch High School for Girls
- Sutton Grammar School
- Wallington County Grammar School
- Wallington High School for Girls
- Wilson’s School
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?
I have nothing but praise for Holly and her team in Purley. The activities are computer based and the child to tutor ratio is 6:1 which I think is perfectly OK and the kids are encouraged to ask for help when they need it. They are also prepared to listen to parental concerns and modify the exercises given to the children to provide particular stretch or practice where it’s particularly needed. If any more proof is needed, my son attended Explore Learning for around 10 months and, in that time, went from being an average achiever to the point where he was able to gain a scholarship to a local independent school. They obviously can’t work miracles but, if you feel that your child(ren) can achieve more or are frustrated by modern school teaching methods then Explore Learning may well be for you.
No booking required
Open 7 days a week
We work with a number of local Purley schools
We aim to complement and support school education, which is why we work closely with local schools and teachers, ensuring our tuition is in line with your child’s curriculum and providing the best results.
The Hayes, Atwood, Hamsey Green and Whyteleafe are just some of the local schools we work with.
Our Opening Hours
Our Purley 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.
We're currently operating on term time hours. From Tuesday 3rd April, we'll be operating on holiday opening hours.
Book a free trial
FREE trial sessions are held every day of the week at our Croydon Purley centre, just get in touch and we’ll book you in for a visit.
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Careers in Purley
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…