§ Mr. Rhodes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what academic or other selection tests are used in connection with the admission of boys to the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
Admission is based on a confidential report from the boy's school and on simple tests of English comprehension and basic arithmetic. The object is to discover whether a boy has the character, temperament and ability to take his place in a large comprehensive boarding school. For orphans the standards for entry are considerably relaxed.