Lamont Casting Agency


Lamont School of Speech and Drama

Lamont School of Speech and Drama, founded in 1982 by Principal Diane Lamont, is now recognised as one of the leading drama schools in the North West. Pupils aged 4 – 18 are taught in age-banded groups – with the drama school boasting an unusually high proportion of boys – using role play, improvisation and drama games. Pupils can also enter festivals and take LAMDA examinations. The emphasis is on developing confidence and imagination, learning drama skills, getting on with everyone in the group, but, above all, having fun!

LAMDA exams inspire and empower learners to be confident communicators. They are about achievement and having the opportunity to develop the self-confidence, initiative and communication skills learners need to realise their potential. Examinations from Grade 6 upwards gain valuable UCAS points which can really enhance CVs when applying for universities and jobs.

I teach one-to-one weekly lesson, in person or via video link, at a time to suit each child. If you are interested in your child embarking on the LAMDA journey with Lamont School, please email me in the first instance – – and we can have a discussion about the exams and I can meet your child and decide which exam/grade would be best to start with.  If you then decide you would like your child to start LAMDA exams with Lamont, the first lesson would be a free taster session.

Lessons are very reasonably priced and can be paid weekly by bank transfer. Please take a look at our Results Page on our website.  We are proud of the number of children who achieve the top mark of Distinction in each session. Children in the North-West may prefer to take their exams at Lamont’s Examination Centre but I am happy to teach children from anywhere in the UK as learners can take their exams in any of the many Public LAMDA Centres situated throughout the UK.

Lamont Casting Agency

The Lamont Casting Agency runs independently alongside the drama school and has members from across the North West, as well as pupils from the drama school. Under the personal supervision of Diane Lamont, the agency is now one of the region’s foremost suppliers of young talent to the world of film & television, advertising and radio. Lamont Children are renowned for being natural and expressive as well as highly professional.

Latest News


Festival fun around the UK! - LATEST FESTIVAL RESULTS! Pupils from the  Lamont Competition Team have been participating in festivals all over the UK over the past few weeks and have had great success. Eight-year-old Kiki took part in the Tunbridge Wells Festival in Kent and won a 2nd and 4th in her verse and prose classes. Siblings Esme (9) and […]
Perfect Reunion with Sara! - When one of Lamont Drama School’s most talented former pupils got back in touch….. the delight was fourfold! Not only did Mrs. Lamont have the great enjoyment of meeting up with former pupil Sara – she got the news that Sara’s children would like to enrol as Lamont pupils. Says Mrs. Lamont : “It was […]
Triumph for Verse Speaking Kiki! - Lamont pupil seven-year-old Kiki was awarded 1st place for her verse speaking (7 years) at Maidstone Festival. Kiki is a Lamont Drama remote learner so has all her lessons via skype from her home in Tunbridge Wells. Well done Kiki!
Fabulous Fleetwood Festival! - Congratulations to all pupils who entered the Fleetwood Festival – both in person and online. Lamont Drama pupils achieved a fantastic set of results :- In Person Festival – 1st places were won by : Iris                          Set verse Martha                 Own choice poem and solo acting Emilia                    Own choice poem/comic verse/solo act/duologue Skylar                    Novice solo act/duologue […]
Exceptional Emma Does it Again! - Congratulations to former Lamont Drama pupil Emma Charnock who was recently awarded with an ‘Outstanding Lawyer of the Year’ award. President of the Liverpool Law Society (pictured left) presented Emma (right) with her award at the recent Liverpool Law Society awards evening. Says Mrs Lamont : “Emma was such a talented pupil and won many […]