The Joy of LAMDA

“LAMDA exams inspire and empower learners across the globe to be confident communicators”

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies, allowing hundred of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop life-long skills. Here at Chafyn Grove, we have an established LAMDA school, where pupils have the opportunity to cover a number of different classes including Acting, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Public Speaking Verse & Prose, Devising, and Mime. Our enigmatic and experienced partnership of teachers consisting of our Head of Music & Drama, Miss Arch and Mrs Gordon, means our pupils regularly secure pass marks of Merit and Distinction.

Key Benefits Include:
• Builds self confidence in children
• Improves reading skills
• The ability to communicate clearly and present ideas
• An appreciation of literature and supports creative, intellectual and social development
• LAMDA is a Nationally recognised body
• Offers great interview practice
• Counts towards UCAS points
• Counts towards Duke Of Edinburgh Awards
• Children blossom!

Lessons are 20 minutes long and are normally on a one-to-one basis, however classes of two can also be catered for if your child would prefer to start with a friend. Acting or Verse & Prose lessons involve learning monologues/duologues, poems and prose from memory, working on characterization and projection skills. For Presentations Skills, a student prepares a presentation on a subject of their choice and LAMDA helps with posture and projection which ultimately provides essential skills that can be used throughout life.
A large proportion of Secondary Schools such as Dauntsey’s and Canford offer LAMDA up to Grade 8 which means that children can continue their lessons after they have left Chafyn Grove.

“The exciting thing about teaching LAMDA , is seeing children who, when they first come to you, can hardly sing a note or answer a question, develop into very confident and talented performers. The one-to-one nature of the lessons, enables a child to develop in their own individual way and in this way, they can each blossom. The exams are the rewards at the end of the learning process. Some children are extremely nervous about going into an exam, but the feeling that they get afterwards and the sense of the achievement when they see their results, makes them realise that all of their hard work was worthwhile.” Rebecca Arch, Director of Music and Head of Drama

If you are interested in learning more about how LAMDA can help inspire your child, then please do contact Miss Arch at for more information