DH and I have not been brought up with any religion and are really atheists in reality, but we are thinking about where to send 4yo DS to school in 2018. DH went to private school (Anglican) and I went public, so he has a preference to send him to private school. I'm sure it's partly about the "prestige" of being able to say his kids are in private school, as DH's father still brags about having put four kids through private education. I'm not interested in it for bragging rights, but part of me feels like it would help DS to find a "better" peer group (which in itself feels like a snobby thing to say!) than public schooling might.
Our kids aren't christened and we feel that to do so would be ridiculous and hypocritical, so we already face a hurdle even being accepted into a private school. We can tolerate some religious education, as it's often just teaching people good values and we can help our kids to understand that faith is up to them, but would really rather it not be rammed down their throats.
Has anyone else been in a similar boat in making this decision?