Stuart Lancaster has told ITV News he's 'absolutely gutted' about the closure of his former school. The England rugby coach developed his love of the game at St Bees school on the west Cumbrian coast.
Governors announced on Friday the independent school in west Cumbria will close in the summer due to falling students numbers.
Cumbria's Stuart Lancaster has led the celebrations to start the countdown to the 2015 World Cup in Newcastle, one of the north's host cities for the event.
The England Rugby Head Coach, who is from Penrith, switched on the official illuminated sign on the Tyne Bridge, and told Julie Harrison that the event will be fantastic for the north: