§ 38. Colonel Sir CHARLES YATE
asked the President of the Board of Education what is the recognised Board of Education standard of marks necessary for a free place in a secondary school; and how many local authorities are asking that the standard should be raised?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
The Board have not attempted to prescribe a minimum number of marks qualifying a candidate for a free place in a secondary school. 2444 In the explanatory note to their secondary school Regulations the Board have indicated the general principles which, in their view, should be adopted for determining a candidate's suitability for admission. I am not aware that any local authority has suggested that the standard indicated is too low.
§ Mr. HANNON
Is it a fact that children in secondary schools have not the standard of training to fit them usefully to attend the schools?