The Mossbourne Sixth Form Rowing Academy

In partnership with London Youth Rowing, we deliver a flagship programme providing students with a unique opportunity to excel in the sport of rowing.

London Youth Rowing and Mossbourne Academy – a harmonious partnership built on solid foundations.

London Youth Rowing (LYR) -a ground-breaking sports charity, aims to develop young people through physical activity and access to rowing at all levels. Through this unique and innovative sporting programme, their aim is to develop both character and resilience and to provide youngsters with the essential life skills on which successful futures may be built.

Since 2010, Mossbourne Community Academy’s partnership with London Youth Rowing has developed and strengthened. Based at the London Regatta Centre, Royal Docks, LYR support the Mossbourne Rowing programme through the provision of two full-time coaches and access to the LYR rowing facilities and resources. Mossbourne shares LYR’s ideology to achieve the outcomes of performance, participation and life skills.

Our Shared Ideology


Not all will aspire to compete for their school, region or country; for those that do, our performance programme, led by our twice gold medallist Paralympic Champion Oliver James, helps ensure our young athletes perform to their full potential.


LYR provides opportunities and experiences including indoor, on water and adaptive rowing activities to improve the health, fitness and well-being of 11-18 year olds in London who otherwise would not have access.

Life Skills

Sport, in particular rowing, teaches resilience, communication and character. These are life skills that pave the way to future employment, education and training. LYR works closely to ensure our young people harness these skills to be the best that they can be.

The Rowing Academy in the Sixth Form targets students with strong athletic potential wishing to apply this strength to the sport of Rowing. While many students joining the programme will have prior rowing experience, some will be taking up rowing for the first time on joining the sixth form. The common factor amongst our sixth form team is a common drive towards excellence, regardless of starting position.

Training in the Sixth Form Rowing Academy varies and is dependent upon both timetables and experience. Students are provided with an individualised training programme, and although training is often completed in groups, individual programmes allow for the achievement of goals set at the start of each year. At the highest levels, students seeking international representation will be training up to 12 times a week.

Alongside the high-performance element of the Rowing Academy, a number of students elect to pursue less rigorous schedules both for their own enjoyment and for the maintenance of personal fitness levels.

Recent highlights include:

International representation: 2 x Gold medal

Kesiah Roe

Full Rowing Scholarship to the University of Washington

Sam Nunn

British Championships

Silver and Bronze medals

European and World Indoor

Silver medals