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Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 55620, tabled on 30 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has had discussions with the Department for Education on making schools hubs for sport in the community.

Answered on

6 December 2016

Schools play an important role in the community, and ensuring that both school and community facilities are available and accessible is of mutual benefit to all.

Sport England’s Use Our Schools resource encourages more schools to open up their facilities for community use and to help those already open to stay open. To develop its insight into the way schools use the resource and share it with other schools, Sport England is measuring levels of take up and engagement and will publish these in an impact report. DCMS and Sport England are working with the Department for Education to ensure that schools are aware of the relevant guidance.