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!

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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, 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. I will be working throughout the summer holidays. This is a perfect time for children to gain better speaking skills and a valuable qualification. 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


More LAMDA Success Stories! - Lamont School of Drama is once again celebrating with another exceptional set of LAMDA Examination results. In the late Summer 2020 session, 31 took an exam resulting in 27 Distinctions and 4 high merits! Thirteen gained 90+. Special mention goes to goes to Verity Clark who gained her Grade 7 exam with Distinction at the […]
Delighted David Receives Top Grades - Congratulations to Lamont pupil David Coyne on receiving 4 A*s in his A Levels in Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Religious Studies. David is off to the prestigious Bath University to do a Master’s in Civil Engineering for 5 years, hopefully spending a year abroad. Talented David also heard he’d passed his Grade 8 Violin […]
Saturday Classes Return on September 5th, 2020 - The invincible Lamont Drama School is….back! When we all put our lives on hold, Lamont Drama also took a pause to comply with Government guidelines. During lockdown, we continued to nurture all our talented pupils via skype lessons and were rewarded this week with some of the best LAMDA exam results EVER (see our recent […]
Top Exam Results for Lamont Drama Pupils - Lamont School of Drama is celebrating this week with an exceptional set of LAMDA Examination results. All pupils who sat their exams in July were awarded Distinctions, with 14 pupils gaining the exceptional results of 90+ marks. Trophies for exam excellence are presented to the highest performing students.  The Junior Excellence Trophy was presented to […]
Clever Charlotte clinches place to Cambridge - The absolutely gorgeous Charlotte Russell – a very long-term Lamont pupil – has smashed her ‘A’ levels and secured a place to study law at Cambridge University. Charlotte, who along with her younger sister Lydia took all her LAMDA exams at Lamont and successfully entered festivals for many years, achieved A* A* A in her […]