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

Mountview’s overall satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Survey is 94%, which represents an increase of 5% on 2017’s results. This puts Mountview in the top 11% of UK higher education providers and in the top 3 drama schools nationwide in terms of student satisfaction.

The National Student Survey data was published on Monday 30th July 2018 and is publicly available. The data was gathered from final year students on Mountview’s undergraduate Performance and Theatre Production Arts courses.



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.

Vikki Heywood CBE, Chairman, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts