Elstree Screen Arts Academy

Coordinates: 51°39′38″N 0°15′40″W / 51.6605°N 0.2610°W / 51.6605; -0.2610

Elstree Screen Arts Academy
Elstree Way

, ,

TypeUniversity Technical College
EstablishedSeptember 2013
FounderThe University of Hertfordshire, The Meller Educational Trust, Elstree Studios
Department for Education URN139416 Tables
Chairman of GovernorsAndrea Williams
PrincipalChris Mitchell
Age14 to 19
HousesDevlin, McQueen, Greengrass
Colour(s)Black & White   

Elstree Screen Arts Academy (formerly Elstree University Technical College) is a university technical college (UTC) located in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, which opened in September 2013. The UTC specialises in behind-the-scenes media production, digital communications and entertainment technologies with a curriculum that is designed to ensure strong foundations in fundamental academic subjects and build on these with vocational, expressive and industry relevant studies.

The UTC's lead sponsor is the University of Hertfordshire; other sponsors include Elstree Studios. The UTC occupies newly developed buildings on Elstree Way. The conversion was designed by Ellis Williams Architects and was undertaken by Willmott Dixon Interiors.[1][2][3][4]

Educational vision[edit]

Elstree Screen Arts Academy offers full-time technically orientated courses to 600 students aged 14–19. A range of courses have a focus on technical skills, trades, crafts and technologies that support the entertainment, film, television, theatre, visual arts and digital communication industries.


Elstree Screen Arts Academy is supported by employers such as Elstree Studios, BBC, Apples & Snakes, MOBO Awards and Apps for Good and is supported by Skillset, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Watford UTC, The Grange Academy, The Harefield Academy and Hertswood Academy.


Ofsted inspected the UTC in May 2017 and gave an overall grading of 'Requires improvement', although the UTC was assessed as 'Good' for 'Effectiveness of leadership and management' and 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare'. At that time, 332 students were enrolled.[5]


  1. ^ "The Elstree UTC | Technology + Creativity = Magic". realsmartcloud.com. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The Elstree UTC - University Technical Colleges". utcolleges.org. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Fifteen more university technical colleges to open in next two years". theguardian.com. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  4. ^ "The Elstree UTC". hertsdirect.org. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  5. ^ "The Elstreee UTC" (PDF). Ofsted. May 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

External links[edit]

51°39′38″N 0°15′40″W / 51.6605°N 0.2610°W / 51.6605; -0.2610