About Us

Founded in 2016, The Ellendel school of Speech and Drama is now one of London’s leading independent schools offering bespoke enrichment classes to students aged 4-18 Years. It was established by highly qualified and experienced educators who are heavily involved in the day to day running and delivery of classes. All of our classes are taught by qualified teachers who are DBS checked.

Laura McHale MA B.Ed AIBSD

Ellendel School of Speech & Drama

Laura works as an English Language and Literature teacher and is head of department in a secondary school in South West London. She co-runs and founded the Ellendel School of Speech and Drama in 2016.

Laura has been involved in studied Speech and Drama since a young age graduating at the age of 18 with a teaching diploma from the Leinster School of Speech and Drama. She credits her career success thus far with the confidence and communication skills she gained as a result. 

Laura moved to the UK from Ireland in 2014, after graduating from Dublin City University with a Masters of Education Degree (HONS). Laura spent four years previous to that completing a BA degree in Education with English and Theology, graduating in 2013 with an honours from the same university.

She believes strongly in the power of drama in offering an inclusive environment for children to build their confidence. Laura believes strongly in the benefits of Speech and Drama lessons and aims to enrich each student by providing them with lifelong skills that they can take beyond the classroom: confidence, empathy and self-awareness. Laura combines her teaching of Speech and Drama with her love of the written word; her degree in English influences her pedagogy at Ellendel.

In 2016, Laura joined the LAMDA directory of tutors and started preparing students for Grade examinations in communication: Verse and Prose, Public Speaking, Reading for Performance and Acting.

Laura Mc Loughlin

Laura is a Primary Teacher and the Head of Drama in an Independent school in South West London. Laura has a long history with Speech and Drama, having been involved herself in Speech and Drama festivals and examinations since a young age. At the age of 18, Laura qualified as a Speech and Drama teacher from The Leinster School of Music and Drama.

Laura graduated with an honours degree in International Commerce and Spanish from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She went on to complete her PGCE in Primary Education and spent three years working as a teacher in the UAE before moving to the UK in 2014. Laura specialises in phonics and brings her expertise in this area to her teaching of the younger age groups at Ellendel.

Laura is passionate and enthusiastic about providing children with opportunities to excel and grow in confidence and creativity in this competitive world, where excellent communication and social skills are vital to succeed.In 2016, Laura joined the LAMDA directory of tutors and started preparing students for Grade examinations in Verse & Prose, Public Speaking and Acting. She now co-runs and is one of the founders of The Ellendel School of Speech and Drama.