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Academies: Football

Question for Department for Education

UIN 55141, tabled on 28 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many football academies for 16 to 19 year olds which have received funding from the public purse in the last three years have been closed down (a) mid-term and (b) at the end of the academic year after inspection.

Answered on

5 December 2016

The Department for Education funds League Football Education for the delivery of education and training in association with football clubs. It does not directly fund any other football academies and so does not have records of any that may have closed down. Some education and training linked to football clubs is delivered through sub-contracting arrangements with schools, colleges and other providers. The Department monitors sub-contracting arrangements closely to ensure they are compliant with published policy funding regulations and funding agreements.

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