Quality Assurance

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is one of the UK’s top five drama schools.

Our vision is for excellence, access and innovation.

Excellence: to produce the next generation of leading actors and creative artists.

Access: to train the most talented people regardless of background or income.

Innovation: to create challenging work in collaboration with the finest directors, writers and composers and to build a new fit-for-purpose theatre and training facility in the heart of Peckham.

Annual Report 2017


We are delighted that a QAA Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) in October 2017 found that Mountview is meeting UK expectations in all areas. This is the best possible outcome for a HER(AP) judgement.

Judgements about standards and quality

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities at the provider meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities at the provider is commended.

To find out about the recommendations made by QAA, read our Action Plan.

Read the monitoring report. Read the full report.

More information can be found on the QAA website.

National Student Survey

2021 was our fifth year of participation in the National Student Survey (NSS) and we achieved an overall student satisfaction score of 68%. This is considerably lower than previous years however, it should be noted that two academic years for this year group were significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns and therefore their results may not accurately reflect a typical student experience at Mountview.

Our response rate this year was 86% and despite a lower overall satisfaction score in 2021, we had a number of high satisfaction scores for individual scales. For example, 92% of our Actor Musicianship students were satisfied with the teaching on their course, 85% of Musical Theatre students were satisfied with learning opportunities and 84% of Acting students were satisfied with academic support. Our highest overall satisfaction score was for our Actor Musicianship students at 85%.

The National Student Survey data was published in July 2021 and is publicly available via www.discoveruni.gov.uk

Office for Students (OfS)

As a Higher Education provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS) we are required to provide transparency data on specific areas regarding undergraduate applications, offers, acceptances and registrations as well as attainment information.

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

OfS Transparency Data 2023
OfS Transparency Data 2021
OfS Transparency Data 2019


Students on our undergraduate Performance courses have the opportunity to obtain a Diploma in Professional Acting/Musical Theatre from Trinity College London, one of our Academic Partners. This FE provision means that these courses are subject to inspection by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Our most recent inspection was in autumn 2015. We were delighted to be deemed an Outstanding provider across all elements of the inspection.

We are 'Outstanding'