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 via video link or in person (face-to-faceis preferred), 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

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


Rory gets a 1st! - Congratulations to Rory Rushton on his sensational 1st Class Honours degree from Lancaster University. Rory, a very successful Lamont student, in both festivals and LAMDA exams, (a.k.a also cherished nephew!) has just completed his four-year Finance and Accounting Degree with the news of achieving a 1st! Sadly, no graduation ceremony until 2022, but plenty to […]
Last Day of Filming for Lois! - Last day of filming for 9-year-old Lamont pupil Lois Cringle on the BBC1 comedy drama The Responder. Lois, who plays Lexie, is pictured with fellow actor Martin Freeman who played Watson in the BBC’s contemporary adaptation Sherlock. Martin also played Bilbo Baggins in the three-part Peter Jackson film series The Hobbit, as well as numerous […]
Happiness in Hastings - HASTINGS VIRTUAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, DANCE, SPEECH AND DRAMA Well done to Gabriel, Serafina, Orlando, Evie, Verity, Amelie, Martha, Freddie and Grace who took part in the Hastings Festival recently. The drama adjudicator Jean-Marc Perret was very impressed with Lamont pupils and awarded them very high marks, picking them out for glowing praise in every […]
Lamont Drama Goes International - Not many good things have come out of Covid – but one unexpected development is Lamont Drama becoming an ‘international’ school. Mrs Lamont is still doing the majority of her teaching via skype and this has opened a lot of new doors. It started when Mrs Lamont began teaching the Oyedeji family from the Wirral […]