HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 cc170-1
DR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he can state how many young men and women respectively have qualified for admission to a training college by passing in the first or second class at the recent King's Scholarship examination, the final examination for pupil teachers in the public elementary schools; how many residential and day college places are available for these successful King's scholars, men and women respectively; and how the places available in the residential colleges are distributed in Church of England, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, and undenominational institutions respectively.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) At the King's Scholarship Examination held in December last, 1,506 men and 4,245 women qualified for admission to a training college. So far as the Board's information goes at present, the number of vacant places available for students desirous of entering a training college in October next will be at least 4,800. It must be remembered that some of these places will be filled by students who have qualified for admission by some means other than that of passing the King's Scholarship Examination. The

Residential Colleges.
Denomination. Men. Women. Total.
Church of England 644 1,253 1,897
Wesleyan 78 68 146
Roman Catholic 34 187 221
Undenominational 105 433 538
Total 861 1,941 2,802