The Rowing Academy

Over 100 students from across the Federation take part in regular rowing activity

The Mossbourne Federation, working in partnership with London Youth Rowing, has been delivering rowing opportunities to students since 2010. Over 100 students from across the Federation take part in regular rowing activity with lunchtime clubs starting in Year 7, holiday water sessions and in P.E lessons beginning in Year 8.

There is the opportunity to join the racing squads from Year 9 onwards. Students from across the Federation then graduate into the Mossbourne Sixth Form where the Academy runs an extensive performance orientated training programme designed to help the Mossbourne Rowing Academy rise through the ranks to become one of the country’s leading rowing schools.


Rowing at Mossbourne is delivered by our full time rowing coach, Mr Oliver James, who joined the programme after the Rio Paralympiad following a successful four years coxing the PR3 coxed four. Mr James is assisted by a wide variety of members of staff from across the federation and additional rowing coaches are provided by London Youth Rowing.


Rowing is an important part of the culture of the Academy at Mossbourne. We offer talented sports students the opportunity of a transition from their current school to Mossbourne Community Academy at the start of their Year 9 studies if they show an exceptional aptitude for the sport of rowing and they wish to pursue this path. We can also provide guidance and advice for students currently in Year 11 who wish to apply for the Mossbourne Sixth Form and have previous rowing experience or an existing sporting background with physical characteristics suitable for exceptional rowing performance.