Heathfield runs a full LAMDA (Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre) programme. The students take classes in the Theatre and in the Studio. Classes are provided by teachers from Envy Performing Arts (in association with local dance school NVSDD ).
Envy Performing Arts/NVSDD is recognised as an accredited school by the Council for Dance Education and Training and in 2017 won the dance school of the Year award (200+ student category)
LAMDA Speech and Drama students follow the LAMDA syllabus and have the opportunity to take exams in Verse and Prose, Acting, Devised Performance, Spoken English, Mime, Public Speaking and Reading for Performance from Grade 1 to Grade 8 / Gold Medal. LAMDA exams take place three times a year with Grades 6 – 8 awarded UCAS points.
LAMDA Musical Theatre (Acting, Singing & Movement) students follow the LAMDA Musical Theatre syllabus and can take Solo, Duo or Group examinations. They have the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in Musical Theatre – not just in acting, but also in singing and movement.