Our 7 year old goes to the local primary school which happens to be a RC school. We didn't send him there BECAUSE it was a RC school - purely because it was our local school and made practical sense.
Me and my partner are athiests but would never force our views on our children, so didn't really have issue with him going to a RC school.
We've just gone to put down our 18 month year old on to the waiting list for the nursery at the school (early I know, but no harm) and the school ADMINISTRATOR (yes, basically the receptionist - not the head) told us that it's hardly worth bothering to do as our baby isn't baptised and suggested we get him baptised. We've explained to them our view is that it is our sons choice to get baptised when he can make his own choice but she just looked down her nose at us and said (exact wording) "Well I'll put his name down, but don't get your hopes up as he probably won't get in. You know you CAN make an informed decision for him." This seriously riled me and I left before I got into an argument.
I'm disappointed. Maybe it was just this persons view/approach and doesn't truly represent the school. We've had no issues with the school RE: our 7 year olds education and they took him into Year 1 without being baptised. I remember the head asking at the time if he was a catholic and we said no, nothing more was said.
Anyone had experience or views on this? Not a religious debate ... more about where we stand, etc.