Speech & Drama

We are delighted to offer Speech and Drama classes to our students with wonderful teacher Jude Burns. Weekly classes take place at Wells Town Hall on Tuesdays during term time. Lessons are for small groups of pupils and private lessons for all ages. Students have the opportunity to work towards Trinity Speech and Drama examinations and prepare audition pieces for dance and drama colleges. Please do contact us for more information.


Jude trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama , London, qualifying as a specialist Speech And Drama teacher. Her contemporaries were Zoe Wanamaker and Robin Nedwell. She has devoted her career to teaching Speech and Drama to all ages and has worked predominantly at Wells Cathedral School where she was the first to introduce the subject at a specialist level.

Jude's work at Wells Cathedral School allowed her to work with children between the ages of three and eighteen. She has also worked with educationally disadvantaged young adults, dyslexic students and many youth theatre groups around Somerset. In addition she has taken groups to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and to Youth Competitions in London. For many years Judith ran cultural exchanges with other schools in the Czech Republic and Germany.