A group of students have defied the odds and posted a set of perfect exam marks.

Pupils at Little Voices performing arts school in Richmond and Teddington recently undertook their tests for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and came out of it with a 100 per cent distinction record, the highest mark possible.

Principal Ashlea Pearson was delighted by the success.

“We are thrilled that our students’ talents have been recognised through these amazing results and are so proud of all of them," she said.

"It is always rewarding to be part of an organisation that helps students to achieve their ambitions.

As part of the exams, students must perform their poems and scenes for the markers.

Children taking part were as young as four years old and as old as 11.