Welcome to Elendel School of
Speech & Drama

London’s unique Speech and Drama, Communication and Educational classes.

Our classes are run by fully qualified teachers in Education with additional Speech and Drama diplomas. We offer a creative and inspiring space to give our students the support and guidance they need to become confident and articulate communicators, whether in their daily lives, at school or in front of a large audience. 

Allow your child to find their voice. Our classes are fun, engaging and educational. We celebrate each student’s individuality and help to nurture and develop their natural voice. It is important for young people to experience different learning environments, to meet friends outside of school and to enjoy their learning.

We offer a bespoke programme of study that is regularly updated to ensure our young people leave Ellendel equipped with the skills they need for life. Not only do we want our students to be confident and articulate communicators, we also want them to develop an appreciation for literature, to be able to think creatively and express themselves freely. Our lessons develop the higher-level cognitive skill areas of Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Cultural Intelligence/Global Awareness, as well as social emotional skill areas such as Self-Awareness, Empathy, Relationship skills, Self-Regulation and Decision making. 

Speech and Drama students at Ellendel work towards the LAMDA examinations in Verse and Prose, Public Speaking, Reading for Performance and Acting. They have the option to take LAMDA examinations across two areas each year. In addition, students are prepared for local festivals and other performance competitions. 

We have a 100% pass rate with LAMDA examinations: 2016 – present

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Online Learning

We provide online tuition for students located anywhere in the world.

Students can complete lessons in-person or online.

Our classes compliment the National Curriculum in all Key Stages. Parents of students at our school have stated the increased confidence and progress in school grades as a result of lessons at Ellendel.  

We are committed to always being up to date with current trends and thinking ahead for our students’ futures. What skills will your child need in their future careers? At Ellendel it is all about the bigger picture. 65% of young people starting school this year will have occupations that do not exist today. The soft skills students develop at Ellendel are crucial to their future careers. At Ellendel, we are using technology to improve communication and collaboration in both our online and physical classes. Young people need to be fluent in using technology to communicate, while also developing social emotional skills.

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“If You Hear a Voice Within yoy say ‘ You cannot Paint’, Then by all means Paint,
and that Voice will be Silenced.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

Speech and Drama class locations include: Beckenham, Orpington, Putney and Wimbledon.
Now online also – open to students everywhere!


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Ellendel School of Speech and Drama



    "Our son has been attending Ellendel for over a year now. He loves them, they are encouraging, friendly & have done wonders to his confidence. We would definitely recommend them. "


    Liz Anderson

    Fun and Life Skills
    "We've been really happy with M's progress at Ellendel. She has become such a confident speaker: solo in exams, with friends and family or in front of an audience of unknown people. It's such an important skill to have as you progress through life and Ellendel has equipped her well. Whilst taking LAMDA exams is useful as an indicator of progress; the weekly lessons practise discussion, role play, pronunciation and the atmosphere is always friendly and fun. "

    Amanda Johnson

    Lorraine Wilson-Cousins

    "My daughter has been with Ellendel over 5 yrs, she will be 17 this year and still enjoy her sessions and LAMDA exams. She looks forward to doing her exams, that’s all because of the Laura’s full attention and support is given. Once, my daughter enjoys it, I’m very happy! Thank you Laura’s "

    Lorraine Wilson-Cousins


    Brilliant !!
    "My both daughters enjoy The Ellendel classes very much. They both always look forward to the classes. My older one was very shy and quiet in the beginning. Laura and Laura have always encouraged her and we can see how her confidence has grown now. She is always ready to participate in various activities. My younger one has joined the classes recently and she is already loving them. We highly recommend these classes. Thank you. "


    Michelle Francis

    Inspiring speech and drama lessons
    "Ellendale provide high quality speech and drama tuition. Laura is attentive and inspires the children to use their imagination and develop their communication skills. "

    Michelle Francis


    Makes a huge difference in confidence!
    "Our son has been doing these classes for a few years now and these have made a huge difference! He is not very outgoing but tremendously enjoys the classes and look forward to classes every week. Both Laura, through their enthusiasm and their attention to individual children are helping them gain confidence and become better communicators! Thank you both. "