Explore Learning

In August 2012, Graphite Capital backed the management buy-out of Explore Learning, one of the UK’s leading providers of after-school tuition to children aged between 5 and 14.

Founded by the current management team in 2001, Explore now has a national network of over 125 centres, located in or near supermarkets, shopping centres and high streets, with over 30,000 children enrolled as members. The company focuses on providing high-quality, individualised mathematics and English tuition twice a week to its members as a complement to schooling, fitting around family life.

Explore centres are purpose-built and highly supervised, and provide a fun, vibrant and interactive learning environment. Members work in small groups (of up to six) with each child learning at a workstation that provides individualised tuition resources. The learning materials are a combination of proprietary content and resources developed in conjunction with educational providers. Additional courses include creative writing and advanced mathematics.

Graphite plans to support Explore in continuing to expand its successful product offering by further growing its network of centres and developing the curriculum provided. Explore has also opened a small number of centres in Dallas, Texas.