For over 25 years pupils have enjoyed the opportunity to become involved in extra-curricular
speech and drama. LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) speech and drama lessons include tuition in acting skills, improvisation, verse and prose speaking, reading aloud, mime and public speaking. These are intended to improve standards of communication through the spoken word and encourage the development of individual talent. Students work towards examinations graded from 1-8 with the higher grade medal examinations now contributing points towards UCAS university entrance. Pupils also have the opportunity to prepare work for local speech and drama festivals if they wish.
Lessons are held from Monday to Friday at break-times, lunchtimes and after school, with Sixth Formers able to use a free lesson time. The number of pupils in a lesson varies from two to six depending upon the length of time available.
Lamda tuition is offered to all year groups in the Senior School and is held in the Boarding House Games Room. Recently a Medal Course in Public Speaking has become available to Sixth Formers who wish to develop their communication skills.