To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department agreed for Doncaster College to work out-of-area in 2015 with Worksop Town FC in recruiting for a 16 to 19 football discussion; when her Department was first contacted by Doncaster College on such work; and what discussions officials of her Department had with North Nottinghamshire and West Nottinghamshire colleges on its decision.
27 July 2017
In the early part of 2015, Doncaster College formed a partnership with Worksop Town FC for a Sports Academy.
This type of arrangement is not one for which the then Education and Funding Agency would need to provide any formal approval.
Doncaster College had difficulties in fulfilling their side of any proposed partnership agreement and subsequently withdrew from the arrangement.
In light of the above, Doncaster College has not worked out of area with Worksop Town FC in 2015 or in any subsequent years.
The principal of North Nottinghamshire College contacted Worksop Town FC to discuss the development of the Sports Academy but received no response. There is no record of any discussion with West Nottinghamshire College.