Thanks W8. Dd is baptized but have discovered that the main criterion is to live in the parish and as the school is not in the parish, the closer you live to the school, the less chance you have of getting in which is what happened to us.
Seems to be a great school though.I know a few kids who went to that school. Thinking of enrolling my son into this school myself. And have seen a few kids walking to and from school, they seem happy and all that.
There doesn't seem to be the same stipulation regarding length of time practising at the church, it's more that you have to live within the parish boundaries and even then you have to live fairly close to the school. So, bizarrely, you can be rejected for living within the parish but too far from the school - i.e. across the road from the church as happened to a family I know of.
I think the school is okay but not as good as its reputation if you look at its Ofsted reports and if you chat to some of the parents whose children are there. I know of a lady whose son was there for nursery for a year and in his end of year report they got his name wrong, even putting down a girl's name. Very much a private school feel - hats and all and lots of very big cars and nannies at the school gates.