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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04599: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the impact of the Dundee Academy of Sport; what support it offers the academy, and whether it is considering providing it with additional capital funding.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 23 November 2016

Through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Dundee Academy of Sport has been awarded investment totalling £2.7 million.

A full evaluation of the project, carried out by the Academy, was published earlier this year (see: http://www.dundeeacademyofsport.com/aboutus/). The evaluation showed that considerable progress had been made in addressing challenges around educational attainment and achievement.

Decisions on budget allocations to the Further Education and Higher Education sectors for 2017-18 will be made as part of overall budget preparations.