Lamont Casting Agency


Saturday mornings in the Drama Studio at Formby High School

Small friendly classes closely banded in age.

9.00 – 9.45       7 years to 9 years

9.45 – 10.30      ** New class starting in September **  13 years to 14 years

10.30 – 11.15    10 years to 12 years

11.15 – 12 noon  ** New class starting in September **  Five years to 6 years

More information is available from Mrs. Lamont on 07736 387543. Please feel free to ring for a chat. 


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 via video link or in person, 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 set up a video link to 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 – Offices in the North-west & London

The Lamont Casting Agency runs independently alongside the drama school and has members from across the North West and London, 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


Worldwide Success for Lamont Drama - Lamont Drama has a reputation for producing some of the best LAMDA examination results in the country. Examiners often comment on their delight at returning to the school’s Southport examination centre because of the high level of work displayed. But now Lamont Drama is creating an enviable reputation further afield. In their last three LAMDA […]
Au Revoir….but not Goodbye! - It was an emotional last lesson for the Lamont Senior Class as they came to the end of their Saturday group classes. Says Mrs Lamont: “ It’s always mixed emotions for me when my Seniors reach the age that they are ready to move on. I have been teaching some of them for years and […]
Sisters Triumph! - Congratulations to our talented sister combo of Evie and Verity Clark. The girls recently took part in the Archdiocese of Liverpool Secondary School Improvement Trusts Public Speaking Competition. They had to prepare a three-minute speech on a chosen title ( from a choice of 5).  Evie did ‘Schools should do more to support young people’s […]
Another Set of Excellent LAMDA Exam Results! - Lamont Drama’s latest LAMDA results are in – and they are excellent!  All pupils gained either a Distinction or a high Merit.  Well done to you all! Amélie Henderson, who lives in California and has her lessons via videolink, performed stupendously gaining 95 marks for her grade 5 exam.  Amélie also took her exam via […]
NYT – Here We Come! - Massive Congratulations to two Lamont pupils who, on their first attempt, successfully auditioned for the prestigious National Youth Theatre. So proud of my brilliant actors 15-year-old Emily Rimmer from Formby and 14-year-old Ifeoluwa Oyedeji from The Wirral! They auditioned, along with 6,000 other young hopefuls, and just 700 places were offered!   Lamont Drama has a long […]