Inspirational schools delivery begun in 2013, working with Secondary Schools to develop a sustainable cross curriculum educational programme which could use the unique nature of cricket to work alongside school improvement plans. These curriculum based projects enhance participation habits of young people through regular clubs and competitions. The extensive range of activities on offer develops communities of young people, enhancing their experiences and creating pathways to clubs; resulting in retention within the game.

Essex Cricket currently has 6 inspirational schools dedicated to inspiring young people to choose cricket.