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You may well wonder what ‘LAMDA’ is about!

LAMDA stands for The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.  LAMDA qualifications are recognised throughout the world; at the highest levels they have a UCCAS points value for those applying to university. Here at St Francis, children are entered for graded Acting Examinations appropriate to their age, stage and ability.  Parents and children alike recognize the significant benefits of LAMDA tuition in developing confidence, communication skills, imagination, acting ability and generally having enormous fun!

Learners, who are in Year 4 and above, generally work in pairs and receive weekly private coaching in acting for a termly charge.  They work primarily on 4-5 minute duologues or short monologues.   It can be helpful if the parents and children are able to suggest partners to work with; pairings are very carefully considered in all cases.

£11 per child per 30mins for 2016-7, plus £5 per term school insurance.
Solo players £18 per 30mins, plus £5 per term insurance.

At the end of the academic year, pupils are entered for the appropriate LAMDA examination, which take place in June.  For this, they present two pieces to the examiner, one of which must be selected from the current LAMDA syllabus. They are also required to answer some questions to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the pieces they have performed.

Some of the LAMDA pupils enter the Duologue and/or Monologue Classes at Devizes Eisteddfod in November.  Entry to this festival incurs a small charge.  All children will have the opportunity to perform at St Francis Festival of Drama (LAMDA) in the Spring Term.

If you would like to register your child for LAMDA tuition or you require further information, please contact:

Mrs Helen Stokes Head of LAMDA at: