We are not Catholic / religious and I didn't fill out a SIF but when we got our results slip six years ago it stated that DD had been 'offered' one of their academic places and one of their ordinary places. She had 6 out of 5 offers as St Bernard's had two separate criteria.
DD went to CCHS so I don't know any more.
Thank you both. I must have misunderstood then. I knew you could get a selective place if you passed the 11+ but thought they might accept scores in the last 290s. Thank you for clearing that up for me