'We settled for a place at WHSB but will definitely move DS in year 9, will go for Year 9 entry to CRGS or if that fails will tranfer him to an Indie. I understand that quite a few do leave WHSB in year 9 and go into independent sector and would be interested to hear of anyone who has made this move and how it went.'
This situation so sad...
Your son did not secure a place at CRGS so you added him to the waiting list at WHSB & have accepted a place there even though you do not want your son to go there.
Regretably, in Yr 9 you intend to transfer your son either CRGS or an Inde which, IMHO, is likely to disrupt & unsettle your son as well as ruin the place at WHSB for a boy who desperately wanted it.
Considering all of the above why have you not elected go to an Inde now Darkane?
You plans appear so confusing & I do feel sorry for you & your son as well as the unwanted WHSB place