Lamont Casting Agency

The Lamont School of Speech and Drama, founded in 1982 by Principal Mrs. Diane Lamont, is now recognised as one of the leading schools in the North West.


Pupils aged 4-20 are taught in mixed groups of boys and girls – using role play, improvisation and drama games. They can also enter festivals and take examinations. However, the emphasis is on developing confidence, creativity and imagination, learning drama skills, getting on with and respecting everyone in the group, but, above all, having fun!

This is a school where we recognise that every child has a different starting point and different aims. The school’s affordable and exceptional classes allow pupils to happily achieve personal goals – whatever they may be. Flair is encouraged to flourish, but in a disciplined atmosphere. The School’s motto sums up the ethos: Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail.

The Lamont School of Speech and Drama has an enviable reputation for its pupils achieving outstanding results in their LAMDA exam. Before Covid, these were all held face-to-face but in the last couple of years, the school’s online LAMDA teaching has gone from strength to strenth.

Recent exam results from online pupils include :-

Poppy – Distinction with 94% for Grade 2 from LONDON

Annabelle – Distinction with 98% for Grade 4 from LONDON

Bay – Distinction with 100% for Grade 5 from NOTTINGHAM

Agsheyan – Distinction with 93% for Grade 5 from PLYMOUTH

Amelia – Distinction with 94% for Grade 5 from CALIFORNIA

Flyn – Distinction with 100% for Grade 7 from CUMBRIA

Lamont Drama is a LAMDA (The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) examination centre so exams can be taken in-house or at any LAMDA public examination centre around the country or remotely.

Principal Diane Lamont has more than 25 years of experience of teaching all grades from entry level to grade 8. The small examination classes focus on technical interpretation and technique as well as thorough knowledge of theory, giving pupils the best chance to gain top marks.

Pupils gaining a Grade 6, Grade 7 or Grade 8 in a Speaking of Verse and Prose Examination gain extra UCAS points towards their university applications. Points are awarded on a sliding scale for passes, merits and distinctions. A DISTINCTION for Grade 8 is awarded 65 points which compares to 80 points for an ‘A’ level grade C or an A grade at ‘AS’.

As well as achieving outstanding LAMDA results, Lamont pupils are increasingly in demand for television, film and stage work, and this has led to the setting up of the Lamont Casting Agency. The Lamont School is based in Merseyside.

Lamont Drama School principal Diane Lamont, said: “For many years pupils have told me how much the speech and drama exams have helped them with their GCSEs and their ‘A’ level studies. I’m absolutely delighted that universities are now officially recognising that. Pupils put in a lot of hard work and effort to get the top marks and now they’ve got an added incentive to do well.

“We are lucky that we have a LAMDA centre attached to the school because many areas do not have a local facility. I have pupils from all over the UK and abroad studying for the different grades.”

Lamont’s excellence is now accessible to any part of the world!