Central Register and Clearing House Limited

Administrative / Biographical History

The Training Colleges Clearing House was established in 1933 by the principals of the colleges to provide a means for applications to be considered in a systematic manner by colleges in an order of preference made by the applicants. In 1943, when the Clearing House was handling some 5000 applications for admission to 55 colleges, it was taken over by the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education (ATCDE). The increasing scale and complexity of the operation resulted in the ATCDE transferring its responsibility to a private non-profit making company and it established the Central Register and Clearing House Ltd in January 1962.

Eileen Alexander served on the Clearing House Committee as an Observer representing Specialist Colleges Clearing Houses (Physical Education).