Saracens in Schools

The Saracens Foundation run a number of programmes across several sports in schools across North London and Hertfordshire. Our team run a mixture of curricular and extra-curricular rugby, athletics, dance and cheerleading programmes. These programmes aim to increase participation as well as delivering educational outcomes to assist in improving attainment. Educating children on the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle in everyday life is also a key outcome.

More information on any of our in-school programmes below, please fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

To find out about each programme select from the options below
Sarances in Schools

Champions and Challenge Cup

Schools receive extensive curriculum-based delivery and extra-curricular support for their students with a view to embedding rugby into their curriculum and building this throughout the year groups.

Schools then form part of the Champions & Challenge Cup fixture nights for students in Years 7-13 providing an opportunity to play fixtures against schools of a similar ability at Copthall Stadium throughout the academic year.

From the fixture nights, individuals who display excellent physical attributes and those who are seen to demonstrate the Saracens core values are invited back to Copthall Stadium for a series of pathway nights. These nights include specialised training sessions to develop rugby specific skills as well as to educate the students about the core values and ‘The Saracens Way’.

Sarances in Schools

HITZ

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s flagship programme and is divided into two strands; HITZ On Track and HITZ Learning Academy.

HITZ On Track is aimed at 14-16 year olds and is an in-school provision that is made up of an issue-based session and a practical rugby based session. Various topics are covered in the issue-based session including nutrition, confidence and self-esteem building, drug and alcohol awareness and other sessions that highlight pertinent issues facing young people today.

HITZ Learning Academy is our education and traineeship provision for 16-24 year olds who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). The learning academy is a full time education programme and offers Functional Maths and English to Level 2, a variety of sports and coaching qualifications, various workshops such as, CV building, work experience, as well as a varied and engaging enrichment programme.

We run multiple cohorts, recruiting at different stages of the academic year, typically starting in September and February to maximise our impact with NEET young people within the community. The aim of the programme is to positively engage young people and support them to build their confidence, resilience and aspirations through a range of qualifications and experience, ultimately helping to build a brighter future.

In 2019 SCL Education & Training expanded their partnership with Premiership Rugby to become the exclusive education partner for the award-winning employability programme. Managing all educational aspects of the Premiership Rugby HITZ programme, leading providers of education through sport, SCL, have more than 15 years’ experience in delivering a range of forward thinking and successful education and sports development programmes for young adults.

Sarances in Schools

Go Forward

Go Forward is a programme that aims to provide opportunities on and off the pitch for those students that need that extra boost. It’s about creating a sense of belonging and family, by creating a unique culture using sport and recreation as the tool to succeed.

Go Forward takes place three days a week, during school and after school, with our dedicated Go Forward Officer offering outstanding pastoral and behavioural care. The programme builds aspirations in young people, whilst working on their ability to deal with challenging environments and situations.

It projects inclusiveness, allowing students to interact with peer groups of different backgrounds and abilities, it creates lifelong social and coping strategies, but more so, allows young people to appreciate their communities, school and families. You ‘can’ with Go Forward.

Sarances in Schools

Rugby 4 Life

‘Rugby 4 Life’ aims to provide primary school aged children across Hertfordshire, Barnet and North London with a positive introduction to rugby as well as a pathway to participation through their local grassroots club.

The programme starts with one of our popular, non-competitive tag rugby festivals hosted by a local club and officiated by year 9/10/11 sports leaders. The focus for the festival is on skill development, game understanding but most importantly having fun! All attendees leave the festival with a smile on their face as well as a ‘Rugby 4 Life’ invitation to a pathway session at the club where they will meet the coaches, become familiar with the facilities and take part in a fun rugby session run by the club and assisted by Saracens Foundation staff.

Rugby 4 Life aims to create the chance and opportunity for young people to access and be a part of rugby, for life. As a Foundation we have a drive to give young people from traditional and non-traditional sporting backgrounds an avenue into local grassroot clubs, while also working with and developing sporting champions in those clubs to continue inspiring those who come through or engage with the Rugby 4 Life programme.

During our Rugby 4 Life pathway sessions, your local grassroot rugby club will take ownership of our young people’s continued positive experience through fun and exciting rugby sessions, followed by a club experience in which those new surroundings are explored. The Saracens Foundation will aim to understand further why young people don’t join their local grassroot club and work hard to solve the barriers for young people accessing their local club.

To get involved is quite simple, get in touch with your local School Sports Network and ask about the next Saracens Foundation Rugby 4 Life Tag Festival. If there isn’t one scheduled then get in touch with Michaeldobson@saracens.net to find out where your nearest local Rugby 4 Life Festival is taking place.

SARRIES IN MY SCHOOL

Saracens Foundation’s “Sarries in My School” programme provides a bespoke schedule of sport and physical activity. Sessions run before, during and after the school day and we cater for a range of age groups. Our key aim is to provide opportunities for children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

The programme is tailored to suit each school’s needs and offers a variety of session options including whole-school assemblies, taster sessions, days of activity or a series of high quality coaching sessions with appropriately qualified rugby, cheerleading, dance and athletics coaches. The service is flexible and can be funded by the school or the parents.

SIMS Dance

SIMS Cheer/Gymnastics

SIMS Rugby

Project Rugby

BLAST

HITZ

Title Address Description
Andrews Lane Primary School
Andrew's Ln, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN7 6LB, UKAndrew’s Ln, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN7 6LB

 

SIMS Dance

Arnett Hills
Berry Ln, Rickmansworth WD3 4BT, UKBerry Lane, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 4BT

SIMS Cheer

Bonney Grove
Dark Ln, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN7 5ED, UKDark Lane, Cheshunt, Herts, EN7 5ED

SIMS Cheer

Broadfields
Roseberry Drive, Edgware HA8 8JP, United Kingdom, United KingdomBroadfields School, Roseberry Drive, HA8 8JP

SIMS Gymnastics

Broxbourne School
High Rd Broxbourne, Broxbourne EN10 7DD, UKHigh Rd Broxbourne, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7DD

SIMS Cheer

Copthall School
Pursley Rd, London NW7 2EP, UKPursley Rd, Mill Hill, London NW7 2EP

SIMS Cheer

Cunningham Hill
Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans AL1 5QJ, United KingdomCell Barnes Lane, ST Albans, AL1 5QJ

SIMS Cheer

Dame Alice Owens
Dugdale Hill Ln, Potters Bar EN6 2DU, UKDugdall Hill Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2DU

SIMS Cheer

Flamstead End
Longfield Lane, Cheshunt EN7 6AG, United KingdomLongfield Lane,Cheshunt, Herts, EN76AG

SIMS Cheer

Foulds
Byng Rd, Barnet EN5 4NR, UKFoulds School, Byng Road, Barnet, Herts, EN5 4NR

SIMS Cheer

Hunsdon
High St, Hunsdon, Ware SG12 8NT, UKHigh Street, Hunsdon, Herts, SG12 8NT

SIMS Cheer

John Warner School
Stanstead Rd, Hoddesdon EN11 0QF, UKStanstead Rd, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 0QF

SIMS Cheer

Kingsbury
Princes Ave, London NW9 9JR, UKPrinces Ave, London NW9 9JR, UK

 

SIMS Dance

Millbrook Park
School House Lane, London, Mill Hill NW7 1JF, United KingdomSchool House Lane, London, Mill Hill NW7 1JF

SIMS Rugby

Queen Elizabeth Girls
High St, Barnet EN5 5RR, UKHigh St, Barnet EN5 5RR

 

SIMS Cheer

Royal Masonic (Private)
Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth WD3 4HF, UKRickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 4HF

SIMS Cheer

Rickmansworth
Scots Hill, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 3AQ, UKScots Hill, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 3AQ

SIMS Cheer

Simon Balle
Mangrove Rd, Hertford SG13 8AJ, UKMangrove Road, Hertford SG13 8AJ

 

SIMS Cheer

ST Augustines
Riversmead, Hoddesdon EN11 8DP, UKRiversmeed, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8DP

SIMS Cheer

St Bernadette's
Clifton Rd, Harrow HA3 9NS, UKHA3 9NS – Harrow

SIMS Rugby

ST Cross
Upper Marsh Ln, Hoddesdon EN11 8BN, UKUpper Marsh Lane , Hoddesdon, Hers, EN11 8BN

SIMS Cheer

St Pauls CofE Primary
The Common, Chipperfield WD4 9BS, UKThe Common, Chipperfield, Herts, WD4 9BS

SIMS Rugby

ST Meryls School
The Mead, Carpenders Park, Watford WD19 5BT, United KingdomThe Mead, Carpenders Park, Watfrod, Herts, WD19 5BT

SIMS Cheer

St Joan of Arc
High St, Rickmansworth WD3 1HG, UKHigh Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1HG

 

Project Rugby

West Herts College
Watford Campus, Hempstead Rd, Watford WD17 3EZ, UKWatford Campus, Hempstead Rd, Watford WD17 3EZ

 

Project Rugby

Francis Combe
Horseshoe Ln, Watford WD25 7HW, UKHorseshoe Ln, Watford WD25 7HW

 

Project Rugby

Heartlands
Station Rd, London N22 7ST, UKStation Rd, London N22 7ST

 

Project Rugby

Bishop Douglas School
Hamilton Rd, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ, United KingdomHamilton Road, East Finchley, London, N2 0SQ

BLAST

Christs College School
Christs College School, E End Rd, London N2 0ES, UKEast End Road, Finchley, London, N2 0SE

BLAST

Compton School
Summers Ln, North Finchley, London N12 0QG, UKSummers Lane, North Finchley, London, N12 0QG

BLAST

East Barnet School
5 Chestnut Grove, London, Barnet EN4 8PU, UK5 Chestnut Grove, Barnet, London, EN4 8PU

BLAST

Finchley Catholic School
Woodside Ln, London N12 8TA, UKWoodside Lane, London, N12 8TA

BLAST

London Academy
Spur Road, Edgware HA8 8DE, United KingdomSpur Road, Edgware, London, HA8 8DE

BLAST

Aylward Academy
1 Windmill Rd, London N18 1NB, UKWindmill Road, London, N18 1NB

BLAST

Mill Hill County High School
Worcester Crescent, London NW7 4LL, United KingdomWorcester Crescent, London, NW7 4LL

BLAST

St James' Catholic High School
Great Strand, London NW9 5PE, UKGreat Strand, London, NW9 5PE

BLAST

Southgate School
Sussex Way, Cockfosters, Barnet EN4 0BL, UKSussex Way, Barnet, London, EN4 0BL

BLAST

Totteridge Academy
Barnet Ln, London N20 8AZ, UKBarnet Lane, London, N20 8AZ

BLAST

Walthamstow Academy
Billet Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 5DP, UKBillet Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 5DP

BLAST

Whitefield School
Claremont Rd, London NW2 1TR, UKClaremont Road, London, NW2 1TR

BLAST

Wren Academy
Hilton Ave, North Finchley, London N12 9HB, UKHilton Avenue, North Finchley, London, N12 9HB

BLAST

Winchmore School
20 Laburnum Grove, London N21 3HS, UK20 Laburnum Grove, London, N21 3HS

BLAST

Heartlands
Station Rd, London N22 7ST, UKStation Rd, London N22 7ST

HITZ

Oak Hill
Church Hill Rd, London, Barnet EN4 8XE, UKChurch Hill Road, London, EN4 8XE

HITZ

St Gregory's
Donnington Rd, Harrow HA3 0NB, UKDonnington Rd, Harrow HA3 0NB

HITZ

Bishop Douglass
Hamilton Rd, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ, United KingdomHamilton Rd, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ

HITZ

Kingsmead
Kingsmead School House, 196 Southbury Rd, Enfield EN1 1YQ, UK196 Southbury Rd, Enfield EN1 1YQ

HITZ

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