Newest School in Birmingham

The first new school in Birmingham for 15 years has opened today. Education Secretary Michael Gove was there to welcome new students.

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Michael Gove at Birmingham's newest school for 15 years

Michael Gove in a classroom in Perry Beeches II in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has visited a new city centre school in Birmingham, which has been set up as a "free school" .

Perry Beeches II has been set up in an office block which is the former headquarters of Severn Trent.

The Free School concept means that it is free from local authority control, giving it more freedom to set its own agenda and involve parents in the running of the school.

It is one of more than 50 free schools opening across the country this month.

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