We all learn in various ways and at different levels of confidence.

Pathways to Learning

Some children thrive on learning, relishing challenges whilst operating with a good level of confidence in their abilities. They may or may not have to work hard to achieve.

Others enjoy learning but are uneasy with many of the challenges; their level of confidence wavers. They often have to work very hard to achieve.

There are too many children, however, for whom learning is painful; their level of confidence is very poor as they find it hard to understand new concepts and acquire new skills as fast as their peers. They struggle to achieve; some give up trying.

First we need to believe that learning and achievement is possible for all children with the right support and encouragement.

Children who struggle can make significant progress with the right intervention.

The key is to build the children’s confidence in their abilities.

We are a small team of local Christian volunteers who have been working together since 2022 to serve lower income families in our community. School can be a very difficult time for children who have fallen behind. Pathways to Learning supports these children by providing free-of-charge tutoring sessions to help them catch up.

First Visit: What to Expect

Pathways to Learning is a safe, friendly place. When you first arrive our teacher and volunteer teaching assistants will welcome you and your child. The children will then be taken to our teaching room for their lesson. Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy a cup of tea at the Old Schoolhouse or you may leave and collect your child at the end of their lesson

Who is it for?
Pathways to Learning is for you if your children are eligible for free school meals or you’re struggling on a tight budget at the moment. We ask all of our families to register for Pathways by completing a short, online form. Please contact us for more information and to register your child.

What do you do?
Our friendly teachers and volunteer teaching assistants will welcome your child and provide a snack. The children will then start their one-hour tutoring session with our team where they will work on foundational skills to help them grow their knowledge and confidence.


Tuesdays and Thursdays
During normal school term time


The Old Schoolhouse,

4 Market Hill,




If your family is eligible for free school meals, or if you are struggling to make ends meet, and you would like our support please get in touch and we will send you a link to our online registration form.


We could not run our service without the kind support of our wonderful team of volunteers! If you can spare some time during school term time and would like to get involved, please get in touch with us. There is never any obligation to volunteer, but you will always have the opportunity and we will regularly update you with our activities via email.


If you would like to make a financial donation to Pathways, we would be truly grateful for your gift! So that we can receive your gift in full, we ask for donations via bank transfer. For details please send a request via the Donate button below.

Please note that Trinity Life Church oversees the Pathways to Learning project however Pathways is a restricted fund, meaning any donations received to Pathways will, and can, only be used by Pathways.

Keep in Touch

Finally, if at this stage you would simply like to stay in touch and hear more about our activities, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter by sending us a message and asking for our newsletter subscription form.

Facebook: @pathwaysroyston
Phone: 01763 230350

Donate to Pathways to Learning

It is particularly important that when making a donation you please use ‘PATHWAYS’ as your payment reference when making a bank transfer.

Also, please let us know if you are eligible for gift aid as this helps us to receive more from your donation!