chapter  9
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Admissions to the Classifying School

TheShawClassifyingSchoolcatered,aswehaveseen,forgirlsaged 14,15and16,plusafewwhohadattainedtheageof17whileina RemandHomeawaitingaplace,andanothersmallgroup(not includedinthemaincalculationsinthisresearch)whowereunder 14,andadmittedbyspecialpermissionoftheSecretaryofState. Asweseefromthetableofagedistributionofthe500sample, almostaquarterwerecommittedbetweenreaching16years6months andattainingtheageof17.