LAMDA Speech Lessons
Speech lessons are a very popular optional extra. These lessons follow the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) syllabus, and the pupils are able to take examinations in “The Speaking of Verse and Prose”. Many pupils progress to achieve Gold Medal (Grade 8) standard. These examinations are intended to encourage candidates to attain a good standard of speech, as well as developing confidence, imagination and expressive skills. The basic requirements are work on voice and diction, together with the study, appreciation and interpretation of literature. LAMDA examinations take place at School in June (also in December for Sixth Form pupils).
If you would like your child to attend Speech Lessons when they join Bancroft’s, please complete the request form below by 25 June 2021 at the latest. The fee is £95 for ten group lessons and will be added to Sundries on your School Fees Bill at the end of each term.
Please note that current Prep 2 pupils must also complete this form, as lessons do not automatically continue into the Senior School.
Speech lessons will begin in the week commencing Monday 13 September 2021. Lessons take place on Mondays for L4s (Yr 9) and on Thursdays for Thirds (Yr 7) at 8.10am (before school), lunchtime or 4.00pm (after school). Lessons are available for Sixth Formers, in small groups, Monday to Friday during their study periods.
If a pupil is unable to attend their lesson for any reason, they must inform their speech teacher or Libby Oliver, as soon as possible. No remission of fees is allowed for missed lessons. If lessons are to be discontinued, one term’s notice in writing is required or fees in lieu.
Please email LJO@bancrofts.org in the first week of the Autumn Term to confirm the time of your child’s class, although this may change if it clashes with other activities.