England Schools U18s fly half Louis Grimoldby has signed a one-year Harlequins academy contract after impressing manager Tony Diprose.

The 18-year-old, who attended Stamford School in Lincolnshire, represented England U18 Clubs and Schools last season, kicking a total of 16 points in the 38-10 victory over Ireland U18 Clubs in May.

Grimoldby is currently balancing his rugby a Business Management degree at Kingston University and academy chief Diprose is keen for him to push first team fly halves Nick Evans, Rory Clegg and Ben Botica all the way this term.

"Louis had an excellent season last year and played very well for England and at Divisional level. He has made a big impact during his trial period with the club, which has included appearances in the JP Morgan 7's and at A League level" said Harlequins Academy Manager Tony Diprose.

"I am delighted to welcome him as an Academy member and I'm sure he will look to push for first team rugby, following in the footsteps of many Harlequins Academy players, over the coming seasons."

Grimoldby added: "I am really excited to be joining the club after a successful trial period. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead while developing as a player under the Harlequins coaching staff."