About CBRE All Schools

Inspiring children, enabling schools, growing the game

England Rugby’s CBRE All Schools is a nationwide programme designed to create a sustained celebration of rugby and a lasting legacy for school children, schools and communities.


By 2019 CBRE All Schools aims to create a positive legacy for one million children through rugby and its core values by introducing the sport to 750 secondary schools, looking to increase the amount of rugby played in England’s schools and inspire new players to join local clubs.

As Title partner of England Rugby’s All Schools, CBRE is providing high-level support to the programme as part of our wider CSR commitments. With rugby arriving the world stage for the Rugby World Cup in September 2015, England Rugby had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage school children with rugby and its unique values, and deliver the greatest participation legacy the game has ever seen. Indeed, for the 2014-2015 season, CBRE All Schools already saw 130,000 school children playing rugby, including over 43,000 girls.

The programme

CBRE All School’s provides each participating school with a bespoke three-year delivery plan and package of funding, resources and support linked to a local rugby club. Across the three years, the programme helps schools embed rugby as a sport and an ethos, transitioning from hands-on support to a self-sustained model that can be run autonomously into the future.

In each three-year plan, CBRE All Schools focuses on:

  • Coaching: delivered by qualified RFU coaches in conjunction with Rugby Development Officers, with high-quality rugby sessions and PE classes underpinned by the RFU’s Core Values. School staff are mentored and monitored to ensure they can run their own curricular and extra-curricular rugby sessions, with long-term links forged between schools and local rugby clubs.
  • Kit & equipment: official CBRE All Schools kit and equipment is provided by official Partners, CBRE, Canterbury and Gilbert, ranging from bespoke playing shirts to balls, bibs, boots, pumps, cones, tackle wedges and contact suits.
  • Training & CPD: training is offered to teaching staff, ancillary staff, parents and club coaches, covering rugby coaching and refereeing. Hands-on support, workshops and conferences help PE and non-PE staff build towards the RFU coaching licence, enabling them to run their own rugby sessions confidently after three years.
  • Competition: shifting from non-contact to contact, from tag to sevens to tens to fifteens, CBRE All Schools helps schools build towards competitive rugby fixtures – internally, among clusters of local schools, then regionally and beyond.
  • ICAP Young Leaders: helping to achieve whole-school improvement by creating student leadership groups responsible for promoting rugby values and sustaining the programme in the future.


England Rugby’s CBRE All Schools is a seven-year programme running from 2012 to 2019. It is being delivered in distinct phases, each with defined uptake and retention targets. Schools are clustered together in groups of three around the local rugby club and its community. The schools have the same level of rugby experience which encourages competitive matches, developing new relationships with neighbour schools.

Phase 1 – September 2012

  • 97% retention rate achieved

Phase 2 – September 2013

  • Programme rolled out nationally

Phase 3 – September 2014

  • CBRE joined as Principal Partners

Phase 4 – September 2015

  • Delivery underway

Future phases – 2016 to 2019

  • 350 additional schools to be invited into CBRE All Schools


England Rugby

To find out more about CBRE All Schools and how you can be part of the rugby legacy, contact the RFU on schools@rfu.com 


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