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Dartmouth Scheme

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 November 1950

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of vacancies, the number of candidates, the number who failed in the written examination, the number who failed in the interview and the number appointed as cadets at the recent in the Board of Trade field which have been lifted at various dates since 1st January, 1948. For those commodities shown in the list which are represented in the Board of Trade Wholesale Price Index, the changes in prices from the month before de-control to October last are indicated by the following percentages of the January, 1948 prices:September entry under the new Dartmouth Scheme; and if he will give a list of successful candidates' schools.

Details of the September entry under the new Dartmouth Scheme are given below:

Entries to Dartmouth under new scheme of entry at age 16.
(September 1950 entry)
Number of vacancies.
Executive Branch13
Engineering Branch11
Supply and Secretariat Branch3
Total27
Number entered as cadets.
Executive Branch13
Engineering Branch9
Supply and Secretariat Branch2
Total number entered24
Number of applicants238
Number who sat the examination233
Number who failed the examination167
Number who failed the interview40
Medically unfit2

List of schools of 24 successful candidates.

Aberdeen Grammar School; Ardingly College; Ashton Grammar School, Dunstable; Beaumont College; Bedford School; Brentwood School; City of London School; Crypt Grammar School; Eton College; Fettes College; H.M.S. FISGARD (R.N. Artificers' Training Establishment, Torpoint); Harrow County School; Kelly College; Lancing College; Leeds Grammar School; Maidstone Grammar School; Mount St. Mary's College; Rochdale Municipal High School; Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; Royal Hospital School, Holbrook; Rugby School St. Edward's School, Oxford; Sherborne School; Wycliffe College.