Our London New Cross Gate tuition centre

Call this tuition centre today on 020 7871 7110

Hello and welcome to Explore Learning New Cross Gate, the longest established Explore Learning Centre in South East London! Here we will help your child fulfill their potential in maths and English and develop their confidence in learning, in order to be the best they can.

We will support your child throughout their educational journey, from the time they begin Reception right up until their GCSEs years. The award-winning interactive programme that they learn with is designed in line with the National Curriculum and our entire tutor team at New Cross Gate Centre is highly trained in these methods.

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New Cross Gate,
SE14 5UQ

Find us in New Cross Gate

Located in New Cross Gate Sainsbury’s, there is ample parking provided in the supermarket car park, should you choose to shop whilst you wait. A tip from the team – there is a Costa Café within Sainsbury’s where you can grab a great coffee. Public transport options can be found immediately outside the supermarket and includes the 321 and P13 local buses, as well as New Cross Gate train station and London Overground, which is conveniently located next door to the centre.

Our bright and airy centre is only a 5 minute train journey away from London Bridge station. It is very accessible from the surrounding areas of Deptford, Peckham and Elephant and Castle, Lewisham and New Cross.

Parking available

Shop while you wait

Public transport available

Our tutors will get to know your child individually

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.

Meet Alice

London New Cross Gate Centre Director

Our Centre Director Alice Begley, Assistant Directors Jenny Marples and Jessica Warrilow, and our team of tutors will support your child on their learning pathway.

During the weekdays we run four Additional Content classes; Creative Maths, Creative Writing, 11 Plus and Succeed in Secondary. The class that your child chooses to join depends on their age and the areas of the National Curriculum they would like to develop. Please do contact us to find out more about these classes and which one would be most beneficial to your child.

Our most popular course here in New Cross Gate, Lewisham, is the Eleven Plus class which runs every Wednesday from 18:45-20:00. The year long course is tailored specifically towards the entrance exams taken at the start of year six. We provide the resources, support and exam style test conditions necessary to the preparation of your child, to help them perform to the best of their ability.

  • We use an award-winning interactive learning programme, designed in line with the National Curriculum
  • We have a fun, inspiring and dynamic tutor team, who are committed to the educational development of your child, whilst providing a positive and supportive learning environment
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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 for us to discuss your child’s requirements in depth, and for you to see the tuition centre in action.

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Maths & English in New Cross Gate

At Explore Learning New Cross Gate we understand that your child is an individual, which is why our maths and English programmes are tailored for every child. Crucially, with all of our courses aligned to the school curriculum, you can be safe in the knowledge that our tuition is the best possible complement to your child’s education.

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.

Expert tutors

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.



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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:

Unique approach

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 than 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 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 used to be shy and never put my hand up but everyone here is so nice and helpful, I am smarter than I have ever been. Everybody is so kind and they are always happy. I love Explore Learning.

Olivia, 6

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We work with a number of local London New Cross Gate 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.

Our Opening Hours

Our London New Cross Gate 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 Monday 23rd July, we'll be operating on holiday opening hours.

Term Time

Flexible sessions
monday 15:00 - 19:45
tuesday 15:00 - 18:45
wednesday 15:00 - 18:45
thursday 15:00 - 18:45
friday 15:00 - 20:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 11:00 - 17:00
bank holidays 10:00 - 16:00
Specialist Courses
Creative Maths 18:45 - 20:00
Creative Writing 18:45 - 20:00
11 Plus and Entrance Exam Prep 18:45 - 20:00
Succeed in Secondary 18:45 - 20:00
bank holidays
Creative Maths 15:00 - 16:00

School Holidays

Flexible sessions
monday 12:00 - 18:45
tuesday 12:00 - 18:45
wednesday 10:00 - 16:45
thursday 10:00 - 16:45
friday 10:00 - 18:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 10:00 - 17:00
bank holidays 10:00 - 15:00
Specialist Courses
Creative Maths 18:45 - 20:00
Creative Writing 18:45 - 20:00
11 Plus and Entrance Exam Prep 16:45 - 18:00
Succeed in Secondary 16:45 - 18:00
bank holidays
Creative Maths 15:00 - 16:00

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FREE trial sessions are held every day of the week at our London New Cross Gate centre, just get in touch and we’ll book you in for a visit.

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Our membership is simple and great value – it works as a monthly subscription, with no minimum period or tie-ins. Our standard membership is £124 per month, with a £50 registration fee. Childcare vouchers, the childcare element of Working Tax Credits and the Childcare Grant for full-time students could enable you to save on your monthly membership. We also offer a fantastic scholarship scheme which gives a 50% discount to parents receiving Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance. What’s more, with our ‘Refer A Friend’ scheme members can reduce your monthly membership, simply by successfully introducing other members to Explore Learning.

Careers in London New Cross Gate

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…