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 9 - 14th SEPTEMBER 

To celebrate the start of our new term, we are offering a free trial week of classes at The Maybury Centre.

Newson Academy runs a variety of speech and drama classes at The Arbor Centre in Pyrford and The Maybury Centre in Woking for children and young people aged 4+.

Training in the performing arts helps to develop “the whole child”.  It helps them to build relationships with others, it teaches them to listen, improves literacy, allows them to express themselves clearly and concisely and helps them to develop empathy.

Feel free to sign up to as many classes as you wish. The free trial week is a great opportunity for your child to try something new but without committing to a full term upfront. 


                                                                                        About our classes


Our flagship class helps children develop confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Children will explore a wide range of dramatic skills through poetry, stories, plays and role-play. Each term is centred on a particular theme and we use a combination of materials to explore characters and gain new dramatic skills. In our higher level we can help with GCSE, AS and A-Level work.

LAMDA Communication

LAMDA’s communication classes provide the opportunity to develop a clear speaking voice, positive body language and self-confidence by exploring different uses of spoken English.

LAMDA Poetry

LAMDA Poetry classes will help children develop a strong speaking voice and improve their memory skills. The classes are designed to develop the skills necessary for effective oral communication of the written word.

Performance Group

If your child loves to perform then this is their time to shine on stage! Develop self-confidence and team-working skills whilst having fun.

Monday 9th September

4.00 – 4.50 Foundation Drama     7 - 9 year olds

5.00 – 6.00 Intermediate Drama   10 - 13 year olds

6.15 – 7.30 Advanced Drama    14 - 18 year olds

Wednesday 11th September

4.00 - 4.45 Introductory LAMDA Poetry 4 - 6 year olds

5.00 - 6.00 Foundation LAMDA Communication 7 - 10 year olds

6.15 – 7.30 Intermediate LAMDA Communication 11 - 14 year olds

Thursday 12th September

4.00 – 5.00 Foundation Performance group 7 - 9 year olds

5.15 – 6.15 Intermediate Performance group 10 - 13 year olds

6.30 – 7.30 Advanced Performance group 14 - 18 year olds

Saturday 14th September

09.00 – 09.45 Introductory LAMDA Poetry 4 - 6 year olds

10.00 – 10.50 Foundation Drama    7 - 9 year olds

11.00 – 11.45 Introductory LAMDA Poetry 4 - 6 year olds

12.30 – 1.30 Intermediate Drama   10 - 13 year olds

1.30 – 2.30 Intermediate LAMDA Communication 10 - 13 year olds

About Newson Academy of Speech & Drama

  • We are not part of a big nationalised organisation or tied to a set curriculum
  • We have maintained a 100% LAMDA pass rate since 2009 with 152 distinctions and 149 merits.
  • Our small classes of no more than 8 students result in personal attention for every student
  • Our classes are affordable and we offer sibling discounts and multi-class discounts
  • Everyone is a star at Newson Academy!

All classes are pre-bookable. Please fill in the form below to reserve a place.

Once we have received your booking we will email or text you to confirm your place.

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If you have any questions, please contact our principal Jo Anne on  07956 266124 or email [email protected]

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