Royal Military Academy

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people that identified as (a) BAME and (b) White were accepted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the last five years.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The intake into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) by ethnicity for the last five years can be found in the table below:

Financial Year

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Total Intake

480

540

610

590

600

of which:

BAME

10

20

20

20

10

White

470

520

580

540

560

Unknown

-

-

10

30

20

The table represents those that have been posted to RMAS on the Joint Personnel Administration System but does not represent all of those that attend RMAS. The ethnicity of total Officer intake, both Regular and Reserve, can be found in the published Biannual Statistics at the following link, but will include small numbers of trained personnel who do not go through RMAS selection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-biannual-diversity-statistics-2019

Notes/Caveats:

  • Information is recorded by optional self-declaration. The 'Unknown' category includes those that declined to declare their ethnicity.
  • Figures are for untrained intake of Regular Officers starting at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) over the past 5 financial years. The figures are for the Regular Army only, and therefore exclude Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.
  • Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes; numbers ending in "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.
  • Totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and so may not appear to be the sum of their parts.
  • “-” denotes zero or rounded to zero

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