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Regulations for the Admission of Girls into schools to be Maintained at the Expense of Greenwich Hospital Funds


Admiralty (Greenwich Hospital Branch,)

January 28, 1873.

  1. Daughters of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and petty officers and men, of the Royal Navy or Marines, may be educated and maintained, wholly or in part, out of the funds of Greenwich Hospital, in such schools as shall be approved by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, subject to the following restrictions :
    1. The number of girls to be educated and maintained at any one time shall not exceed 200.
    2. The amount to be expended on the education and maintenance of any girl shall not exceed the rate of 20. a-year.
  2. II. The claims of candidates for admission will be referred to a Committee of Selection appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, who will adjudge them in the following order of precedence, giving special consideration to length of service at sea:
    1. Orphans, both parent, dead.
    2. Daughters of fathers killed, drowned, or deceased, in Her Majesty's service, or while employed by Her Majesty on board a merchant-ship, or in action with an enemy, pirate, or rebel.
    3. Those whose fathers having served in the Royal Navy or Marines, are dead.
    4. Those whose fathers are serving and whose mothers are dead.
    5. Cases not specified in the above classes will be considered according to the services of the fathers and the state of distress of the children.
  3. Girls eligible for admission must be above 9 years of age.
  4. Applications will not be received until the candidates are 8 years of age, not after 10 years of age, except under very special circumstances.
  5. The girls, provided their conduct and progress be satisfactory, will be retained in the school or home to which they may be admitted until the completion of their education, according to the regulations of such school or home.
  6. Applications for admission are to be made to the Secretary of the Admiralty (Greenwich Hospital Branch), London, when the necessary forms will be sent, which, when properly filled up, must be returned as directed, with the three following certificates :
    1. A certificate of the marriage of the parents; or, it not attainable, other satisfactory proof thereof.
    2. Register of the child's birth.
    3. A certificate from the clergyman of the parish to which the girl belongs, or from the minister of her denomination, or from the master of shoot at which the girl has been educated, as to her character and moral conduct.
  7. The services of the father upon which the claim is founded will be ascertained at the Admiralty, and due notice will be given without further application, should the child be selected for admission.

By Command of their Lordships

ROBERT HALL.

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