Here at Explore Learning Orpington, we strive to encourage the best from your child, and help them fulfil their potential through inspiring tuition.
Children can stretch their minds during our flexible sessions, which we hold 7 days a week – including holidays!
Find us in Orpington
The centre, which is conveniently based on Orpington High Street, prides itself in helping children to gain confidence through an enjoyment of learning, with each child able to work at their own pace to achieve their goals.
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Public transport available
Our tutors will get to know your child individually
Orpington Centre Director
Our Centre Director Giles Kennedy, Assistant Directors and our team of tutors will get to know your child as an individual. Whether they are finding school tricky or are working at the top of the class, we will create a tailored learning plan just for them which follows the National Curriculum and complements their school education. We will keep their courses fresh and engaging, continually reassessing their needs and resetting targets based on school and parent feedback.
Our additional content classes support any children wishing to develop specific writing, presenting or problem solving skills, amongst others. Our weekly Entrance Exam preparation classes for year 5 members offer a confidence boosting, exam technique busting course which will prepare your child in the best way possible for the Kent Test and local 11 Pus examinations. We will even offer top tips and information sessions for parents!
- Expert tuition and exam preparation for Kent Testing and the 11 Plus
- Inspiring maths and English tuition tailored to your child’s individual needs
- Courses aligned to the National Curriculum
- A vibrant environment that children enjoy
- Fully regulated by Ofsted
Maths & English in Orpington
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:
- Beths Grammar School
- Bexley Grammar School
- Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
- Dartford Grammar School
- Dartford Grammar School for Girls
- Newstead Wood School
- Skinners’ School
- St Olave’s Grammar School
- The Judd School
- Tonbridge Grammar School
- Townley Grammar School
- Weald of Kent Grammar School
- Wilmington Grammar School for Boys
- Wilmington 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?
Fantastic centre with great staff! Children enjoy learning in a fun environment. Highly recommend 🙂
No booking required
Open 7 days a week
We work with a number of local Orpington 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.
Halstead, Tubbenden and Highway are just some of the local schools we work with.
Our Opening Hours
Our Orpington 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 21st October, we'll be operating on holiday opening hours.
Book a free trial
FREE trial sessions are held every day of the week at our Orpington centre, just get in touch and we’ll book you in for a visit.
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Careers in Orpington
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…