1. Yes accept SGS, keep yourself on the list for the others, but find out where you are on that list. There is movement up until the the end of the first term, but not a lot by then. Most movement is done over Easter with some still later into the summer. The induction days at the schools are another point of movement. A child that does not turn up for an induction day is likely not going to take up their place. Some of those are towards the end of the summer term, some later. If your son is well down the waiting list the it may be better to remove your son from that list and move on with more certainty for him.
3. Remove him for the Wilsons waiting list at that point.
4. I believe he would if you remain on their waiting lists.
5. No there is no disadvantage to putting the school lower or higher on you CAF. the child offered the place will be the child next on their ranking list which will be ranked according to score and some other factor which I believe is distance from the front door of the school. The schools have no clue whatsoever where you put them on the CAF.
Thanks ThreeKids, very useful indeed.
Sorry but one more and I'm off to filling the forms ! Where are the waitlists maintained... is it any central area with our council, or within the individual schools? wow.. so there is movement at end of first term as well as easter time. That's quite a bit into Year 7!