We are still accepting some private candidates for exams. All tuition is now online.


Online Homeschooling

Many parents and students are worried about how a prolonged absence from school may impact their progress in the long term. We're here to help.

How we can support you

Secondary Tuition

Alternative Provision

Secondary Tuition

From Key Stage 3 to 5, our weekly extra lessons help our students to transcend predicted grades. See our secondary page for available subjects and information on one-to-one and group tuition.

Primary Tuition

Alternative Provision

Secondary Tuition

Get support early to keep your child on track. Choose from our weekly extra lessons in Maths and English, SATS preparation for Year 5 and 6, and Common Entrance preparation for 11+ and 13+.

Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision

Our small and friendly tuition centre has become a haven for students who want to learn but find mainstream schools ill-suited to their needs. Find out more about our alternative provision classes.


Intensive Revision

Alternative Provision

Top Grades is a registered exam centre for both Pearson Edexcel and AQA. Our St Albans centre is ideal for members of the homeschooling community and students who prefer a smaller space.

Online Lessons

Intensive Revision

Intensive Revision

For some subjects we are able to offer online tuition. We use a sophisticated platform which minimises the difference between face-to-face and online lessons. Contact us with your request.

Intensive Revision

Intensive Revision

Intensive Revision

Our holiday revision and exam technique sessions help GCSE and A level students get a head start and feel more confident in their abilities. Dates and timetables for each holiday tuition session can be found here.

Why Top Grades?

Our Background

Top Grades is a flourishing tuition and alternative provision centre set in the city of St Albans. Our Directors have more than 20 years experience teaching at a senior level in Harrow and St Albans and have taught thousands of students with great success. They realised that with the current framework in schools, our pupils are not always given the bespoke support and guidance they need to see them through those all important exams. This often leaves students lacking in self confidence and as a result they underachieve. Top Grades inspires its pupils to achieve beyond their expectations and our flexible approach to learning and care provides a level of support few schools can match

Small Classes

Maintaining small class sizes for tuition is at the heart of our teaching and learning approach. Allowing pupils to spend more time with their teacher and building meaningful relationships, impacts positively on our learners both in terms of their academic achievement and development as effective contributors and responsible citizens. 

Individualised Teaching

As a result of small class sizes our teachers are able to offer personalised learning programmes which are tailored specifically to the needs and strengths of our learners.  We prepare, support and guide our students throughout their time in education, enabling each and every individual to excel.  

Community Centred

A key and valued benefit of our small size is our close-knit community. Every manager and teacher knows every pupil in our centre, which  ensures greater control over academic progression and personal development.  Our centre provides a friendly, stimulating and comfortable learning environment, enabling your child to feel confident and supported throughout their studies.  

Professional Service

Our teachers undergo regular appraisal and observations. We also make a point of hiring teachers who are fully qualified and/or have made outstanding achievements in their field.  Our tutors are mostly full-time school teachers so they are up-to-date with the latest curricula,  have enhanced DBS clearances, and undergo regular Safeguarding training 

Contact Us

Send us a note

Every student has unique needs for support. Tell us more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and we will start on a plan to help you get what you need.

Top Grades Learning Centre

66-68 Stanhope Road, St Albans, AL1 5BL, United Kingdom

01727 223204 info@topgradeslearning.co.uk


Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 19:00

Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00

Sunday: Closed