HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c316W
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.