Rowing at St Mary's School

In partnership with City of Cambridge Rowing Club (CCRC) and Homerton College, we are redeveloping CCRC’s original boathouse which offers a prime location on the River Cam. This forward-thinking initiative will provide exceptional rowing facilities for St Mary’s girls and the wider local community via CCRC, the oldest town rowing club in the city.

With the support of dedicated teaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise of CCRC, this will create an environment in which talented rowers can flourish. It is envisaged that future Sixth Form rowers will compete at a national level, against schools with a formidable reputation for rowing.

Over 60 girls in Senior School and Sixth Form already enjoy regular opportunities to row, benefiting their fitness levels, communication and team-building skills. We currently have four squads, which include two competing teams, a Foundation Squad and a Learn to Row Squad.

Opening up opportunities

We are keen to encourage more girls to experience Cambridge's most iconic sport and have already built a solid reputation for excellence in rowing. A Sixth Form student recently gained a Great Britain Rowing vest and a number of students have gone on to row at university level, joining teams around the country, including Cambridge’s University Boat Race team.

A new ‘home’ on the River Cam for St Mary’s School will build on this record of success. St Mary’s girls have access to CCRC’s excellent Junior Rowing Programme and from age 12, students can opt to join CCRC, opening up opportunities to compete on behalf of St Mary’s School and CCRC.

Sport for all in Senior School

Sport for all in Sixth Form