Welcome to King’s Rowing

Since 1883, The King’s School Rowing Club has been training young rowers to success and has an enviable reputation as one of the country’s top Rowing Schools. 

At the core of the Club is the focus on the individual, the responsibility they hold to themselves, the Club and the crew. The coaching team strive to support each individual to make the most of every opportunity available to them.  High standards, open communication and academic excellence are expected from all pupils, whether competing on the international or on the regional circuit.

Our boathouse is situated in the centre of Chester on the River Dee, and its excellent facilities are enhanced by experienced and professional coaching. Rowing is offered as part of the sports curriculum in the third year and forms part of the curriculum from then on for those who wish to participate. The King’s rowers often compete in the top levels of school’s competitions, and we have had many rowers go to Oxford and Cambridge to join their excellent rowing traditions. We currently have around 160 pupils actively involved in rowing and have many ex-Boat-Race crew members in our Old King’s Scholars, alongside National and Olympic squad members.

King's Senior School Entrance Exam – New Date

Our Senior School Entrance Exam for starting King's Seniors in September 2021 will now be held on the later date of Friday 5 February 2021.

"This has been a uniquely challenging time for both parents and children and we hope that by delaying our Entrance Exam for the first time in our school's history we are reflecting a commitment to doing all we can to help candidates feel more prepared, relaxed and confident." - Mr George Hartley, Headmaster.

Register your place today