The Ellendel School of Speech and Drama, Beckenham.

The Ellendel School of Speech and Drama


We offer optional Speech and Drama exams through LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts). LAMDA upholds that the development and use of communication and language are at the heart of a child’s learning. LAMDA offers examinations in Speech and Drama, designed to help develop communication, language and literacy skills. These examinations provide a platform for children and young people to gain confidence, work as a team, hold a conversation and participate more fully in their society.

LAMDA Communication Examinations help learners develop:

• an appreciation of literature
• skills required to organise arguments and ideas into structured speeches
• confidence in speaking both in conversation and to a group
• presentation skills
• a clear and focused speaking voice
• positive body language.

Exams can be taken at four levels:
• Entry Level
• Level 1 – Grades 1, 2, 3
• Level 2 – Grades 4 and 5
• Level 3 – Grades 6, 7 and 8 (Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, Gold Medal)

There are also Introductory Examinations for young performers (5–7 years) who are taking the first steps in memorising, reciting, and communicating.
If you require further information about our classes or would like to request an application form please email:

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Early booking for the upcoming term is advisable as spaces are limited.


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