We went to the open day a week or so again. The admissions policy (over subscription criteria) is massively weighted to Catholic boys (as you'd probably expect). If you look on the website, I think the first non-Catholic category is number 7 - which is Christian boys who have a brother attending. The next one (number
is Christian boys (without a brother attending) who have a letter of support from a minister. We are in that category. The admissions officer said in the last 3 years, they'd only offered places to boys in category 8 in one year, the other 2 years they'd only needed to go down to category 7 before all their places were filled. I don't think they've been below that for a number of years (at least since the face lift). She said its worth a shot, depends on numbers passing, whether its a high sibling year etc. The school looked excellent by the way.