Mossbourne Community Academy

100 Downs Park Road London E5 8JY

“The late Sir Clive Bourne and Sir Michael Wilshaw believed that the children of Hackney deserved the best and Mossbourne, the realisation of that dream, continues to go from strength to strength. This strength is rooted in high expectations, doing the simple things right and a belief that all children can succeed. A confident and proud Academy is created through a network of strong relationships built on mutual respect and trust. As we move into a new era, with our first primary school from April 2013 and the opening of Mossbourne Victoria Park in September 2014, I will continue to build a community that believes in its future. I am determined to ensure the values, ethos and vision that have made Mossbourne successful, are reflected in both our new schools, ensuring an even brighter future for the children of Hackney.”



Qualifying Round: Hackney 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Regional Final: London Inner 2013/14

DEBATE: Lads Mags

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Regional Final: London Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Regional Final: London Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Voting

Regional Final: London Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Drugs Policy

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

National FInal: National Final 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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