School Festival Approval Guidance RFU Regulation 15.9:

RFU Regulation 15.9, requires that all school competitive activity including 7s has the approval of the County Schools Union (CSU), and are played in the School Competition Window of the Age Grade Rugby Playing Calendar.

This does not apply to normal school rugby activity, block fixtures or friendlies, which may be arranged at any time during the playing season.

Permission for Festival, League or Tournament.

 Please see the letter sent to rugby staff of HMC affiliated schools with regard to RFU Regulation 15.9.

 Historic Double Header:

Watch both the Red Roses and England XV take on the Barbarians in a historic double header on 2 June 2019, kick offs 12:45 and 15:30.

School ticket application, closing date 1 May 2019.

 HSBC London Sevens:

The HSBC London Sevens returns to the Bank Holiday weekend in May, tickets available now for what will be a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend of Sevens Rugby at Twickenham.

School ticket application, closing date 3 May 2019.

 Tour Approval:

When planning a tour with another Union, whether it is training or playing a team from another Union, including Ireland, Scotland or Wales, approval must be obtained from England Rugby Schools in advance, this is in accordance with RFU Regulation 10.

When touring to another union, schools need to apply for permission to tour from the Hon. Secretary, England Rugby Schools

PDF – Appendix A England Schools Permission to Tour Form ver 4

Word – Appendix A England Schools Permission to Tour Form ver 4

Any school hosting a tour from another union will need to apply for permission to host from the Hon. Secretary, England Rugby Schools.

PDF – Appendix C England Schools Permission to Host Tour Form ver 3

Word – Appendix C England Schools Permission to Host Tour Form ver 3


 RFU Touchline:

If you would like to receive an electronic version of Touchline please complete the following link:

 Party in the Car Park:

Yet again England Rugby Schools would like to invite teachers from Schools and Colleges who have already applied and received tickets for the England vs Scotland Guinness 6Nations game on the 16 March to attend the Party in the Car Park.

The numbers will be limited, and you will need to register beforehand on the following link.

 The RugbySafe Programme:

RugbySafe is RFU’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme to support clubs, schools, colleges, universities and participants at all levels of the game. It has five different strands all of which contribute and provide input to how the game should be played and managed to ensure that rugby is as safe as possible. A downloadable booklet provides an overview and further information on the RugbySafe.

Please click on the following link for the RugbySafe A-Z

 Rugby Museum 2 for 1 Entry:

LAST CHANCE! Get 2 for 1 entry to the Twickenham Stadium Tour and the award winning World Rugby Museum until 31 July 2019. Applicable for groups of 20 or more students. 1 free supervisory adult per 10 students. Contact [email protected] to book.


 Rugby Reinvented XRugby7s:

A new format of rugby, which is big on enjoyment, and low on commitment. It’s a quicker game, with fewer players which can be played almost anywhere.  It is contact rugby but not as you know it!

It is a great way to introduce pupils to the contact element, and for some pupils it may be more enjoyable than the full XV-a-side game.

 National Schools Competition Survey:

Thank you to all those who participated in the survey. We are now working through the results to create the agendas for the forums.

Once the agenda has been agreed, we will be inviting schools to participate in the future structure of the National Schools Competitions.