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

QAA

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

This was our fourth year of participation in the National Student Survey (NSS) and we achieved an overall student satisfaction score of 89%, which was equal to our result in 2019. This puts us in the top 46% for all providers in England, Scotland and Wales who participated in the NSS in 2020 and in the top 29% of other drama schools and conservatoires.

Our response rate this year was 91%, which was a 6% decrease from the previous year. This year we only have results for the final year undergraduate Performance students (Acting, Actor Musicianship and Musical Theatre). Feedback was gathered from final year undergraduate Production Arts students, but due to the small number of students, this was not included in the published data.

It should be noted that approximately half of the fieldwork period was during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and results may not accurately reflect a typical student experience at Mountview.

The National Student Survey data was published on Wednesday 15th July 2020 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 2021
OfS Transparency Data 2019

Ofsted

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'

The Trustees are immensely proud of what the staff and students at Mountview have achieved this past year, including an 'Outstanding' assessment by Ofsted, and look forward to building on that success.

Dame Vikki Heywood CBE, Chairman, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts