Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham breaking ground with LAMDA

Posted on 29th Sep 2023 in School News, Drama, Exams, Performing Arts

As other children broke up for their summer holidays in July, Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham welcomed The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) to the school for the first time.

Learners took examinations in both the Performance and Communication Categories, and seven of our pupils in Years 9, 10 and 12 secured valuable UCAS points (for university admission) with their LAMDA Level 3 Examination, amassing a total of 116 UCAS points between them. 

Principal, David EJJ Lloyd, stated: "For pupils so young, this is a remarkable achievement and the whole school community is very proud of them all. We are also hugely grateful to our Speech and Drama Teacher, Jeni Law, who has worked tirelessly with pupils, inspiring and motivating them go beyond their comfort zones."

Jeni explained that since COVID, Priory pupils have had to travel to Portsmouth for LAMDA exams and this has presented logistical problems and clashes with GCSEs and A Levels. "Having exams at school meant children were able to achieve their potential in a familiar environment. I am particularly grateful to the school for being so inclusive and generous by allowing children from other schools to take their exams at Priory. The extra UCAS points will help with university applications and the pupils and their parents are delighted."

Pictured above are the seven LAMDA Level 3 medal achievers.