A last question I need to be sure about:
Is there a problem if we put Queen Mary’s before Five ways on our LEA list as it is a different exam? (I know we can’t put Bishop Vesey before FWKE as the score for Five Ways is higher than that of BV).
The pass mark for QM will be roughly similar to that for KE Aston, but I wouldn't let that influence you. Sproket's daughter this year scored 220 in the B'ham test and 358 in a late Warks test (very roughly speaking, equivalent to about 239 in the B'ham test). So a child's individual variation in scores in successive tests can easily swamp any difference between schools' qualifying scores. If you like QM better I think you'd be quite safe to put it first (but I'd say put it first anyway if it's the one you like best!).