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Academies: Sports

Question for Department for Education

UIN 55138, tabled on 28 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which sports academies for 16 to 19 year olds which are not football academies have received funding from the public purse in the last three years; how much funding each such academy has received; how many participants each such academy has had; and which sports each such academy represented.

Answered on

5 December 2016

The Department for Education funds sports provision in a wide range of schools, colleges and other providers. The Department does not directly fund any football or other sport academies, but it does fund League Football Education and the FA Premier League Limited for delivery of education and training in association with football clubs. Some education and training linked to football clubs is also delivered through sub-contracting arrangements with funded institutions. The Department does not hold information on the numbers of students who drop out from sports academies.

The Department currently funds 16 to 19 provision in 36 schools and academies that have sports as a specialism and are identified as such in their title. The allocations to those schools and academies, along with the allocations for all other 16 to 19 provision, are published online at the following links:

Most students enrolled on sports provision are enrolled on general qualifications that are not specific to any particular sport.

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