The Arnould School

The Arnould School of Dance and Drama has been established for 65 years and has grown into a widely acclaimed theatre academy, with classes held in the Surbiton, Kingston and Chessington areas. Under the present principals, Norma Arnould and her daughter Victoria, the school continues to excel with great professionalism as a result of their own experience working in theatre, television and film. Testament to the Arnould’s success is in the sheer number of former pupils returning with their children and grandchildren. Pupils who have trained with the school, some since the age of 3 have appeared in many West End musicals, plays, television and pantomime. Our seniors students move onto dance and drama colleges including Laines, Doreen Bird, Art Educational, Brit School, Urdang and Mountview. Students have also joined the Royal Ballet and other European Ballet Companies. The children are appearing this Christmas in Aladdin at Epsom Playhouse and Beauty and the Beast at Leatherhead Theatre.

Arnould Kidz Agency

We are delighted to have continued success with children currently in The West End in ‘Matilda’ and ‘The Railway Children’, ‘Oliver!’ at Grange Park Opera and the national tour of ‘Billy Elliot’. Film; Bridget Jones’s Baby’. Television; HBO‘Game of Thrones’, BBC Drama; War and Peace and ‘The Crown’. Recent commercial campaigns include; McDonalds, Walmart, Calpol, Toyota, Mr Kipling, KFC, Aldi, Barclays, Petit Filous, Tesco’s, Vauxhall Astra and numerous others. To contact Arnould Kidz Agency please email or call Victoria on 07720 427828


The Arnould school pride themselves on offering a high standard of training with 100% success in RAD and ISTD examinations for dance and in LAMDA drama examinations. Classes available are: Beginners Combination Tap and Ballet, Musical Theatre and Singing, R.A.D Ballet, I.S.T.D Tap, I.S.T.D Modern, Drama, Choir. (L.A.M.D.A examinations are studied separately) Uniform All uniform can be purchased through the school and is available on Saturday mornings at Surbiton Hll Methodist Hall. Alternatively please call Cath Tanner on 07710 326 604.

Contact Us

Office Hours 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday Tel: 020 8942 1879 e-mail: Web: Postal Address: 1a Brook Gardens, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7ET Classes Held at... Surbiton Hill Methodist Church Surbiton Library Halls Chessington Methodist Church


Term Times

Autumn 2016

Monday 5th September – Saturday 22nd October


Monday 31st October – Saturday 3rd December


Spring 2017

Saturday 7th January – Friday 11th February


Monday 20th February – Saturday 1st April


Summer 2017

Tuesday 18th April – Friday 26th May


Monday 5th June – Saturday 8th July




Chessington Methodist

4.30 – 5.30 Grade 6 Modern / Jazz Awards

5.30 – 6.30 Grade 6 Tap / Tap Awards

6.30 – 7.30 Advanced 1 Tap / Tap Awrds

7.30 – 8.30 Advanced 1 Modern / Jazz Awards



Surbiton Library Hall

4.45 – 5.30 Ballet Examination Coaching

Surbiton Methodist Church – Large Hall

5.30 – 6.30 Grade 6 Ballet and Pointe Work

6.30 – 7.45 Grade 7 Ballet and Pointe Work

Small Hall

8.00 – 8.45 Adult Tap




Surbiton Methodist

4.00 – 4.45 Grade 2 Tap

4.45 – 5.45 Grade 3 Tap

5.45 – 6.30 Grade 2 & 3 Modern

7.00 – 8.00 Choir



Chessington Methodist – Small Hall

4.00 – 4.45 Beginners Ballet/Tap

4.45 – 5.30 Primary Ballet

5.30 – 6.15 – Grade 1 Ballet

Surbiton Methodist

4.30 – 5.30 Grade 2 Ballet

5.30 – 6.30 Grade 3 Ballet

6.30 – 7.30 Grade 4 Ballet




Surbiton Methodist

4.30 – 5.30 Grade 1 Tap

5.30 – 6.15 Grade 1 Modern

6.15 – 7.00 Bronze Tap

7.00 – 8.00 Bronze Modern



Surbiton Methodist – Upper Hall

9.00 – 9.45 3+ Tap/Ballet

9.45 – 10.30 Beginner Tap/Ballet





From January 2016

Registration Fee

£10 – payable before attending a trial class and to secure a place.


Dance Classes

Baby/Beginner Classes – £90 (or £85 when attending more then one class)

Junior Examination Classes – £90 (or £85 when attending more then one class)

Senior Examination Classes – £95


Saturday Musical Theatre/Singing Classes

Beginners Juniors / Juniors – £135 (£125 Siblings)

Intermediate / Seniors – £165 (£155 Siblings)

Boys Musical Theatre & Boys Street Dance – £85 or £180 when combined with Musical Theatre

When attending all classes a 5% discount is applied to the termly invoice.

All fees are due within the first 2 weeks of term after which date a 10% late payment fee is added. 


Drama Classes – Invoiced Separately


Sat – £72 per term or £6.50 Weekly
Sat 9.45 am – £72.00 a term
Sat 10.30am – £85.00 per term
Sat 11.30am  – £85.00 Per term


LAMDA Classes available in the Spring and Summer Term – prices by arrangement with Susanna.

Please note, a terms written notice is required when leaving classes.