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Primary Education: Football

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many primary schools do not have a football team competing in a schools league. (156636)

Of the 17,361 primary schools in England, the English Schools Football Association (ESFA) advise that approximately 5,361 do not compete in either county, district or national football competitions.

The 2005-06 School Sport Survey found that 99 per cent. of primary schools offered football during the last year and that 79 per cent. of primary schools have a link with a football club.