The custom views, Front, Back, Top, Left, Right and Custom View 1 - 3 are only intended as helpful views to help you set up you 3D space. You cannot render to these views. You can only render to the active camera. Take a look at this thread and try downloading te project file.
I understand that the views were ment to be helpful in seeing my set up in 3D space but it didn't seem to make sense but I have discovered that when selecting two views I hadn't actually selected whether it was top or side etc. I can now see where in 3D space my animations are. Thank you