Children at Hampshire Collegiate Prep School were thrilled to receive high drama results following their latest London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exam.

The LAMDA figures revealed 12 children scored 90 out of 100, 43 per cent achieved distinctions and 48 per cent attained merits.

The co-educational independent school which is well known for its dynamic extra-curricular activities offers its pupils annual LAMDA exams. LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and provides private schools with comprehensive speech examinations.

Sophie Gordon, head of drama at Hampshire Collegiate Prep School, said: “LAMDA is an excellent way to really channel acting ability and improve speech. The professionally recognised exams help develop a child and build their confidence. We are pleased to see all our students who study LAMDA demonstrating a marked improvement in their abilities.”

Drama is an essential part of the Prep School’s curriculum and is incorporated in their lessons through speaking, listening and role play. Their specialist drama room and LAMDA exams provide a unique selling point for the Romsey-based school.