Pupils at the newest school in Birmingham for 15 years, Perry Beeches II, describe what it means to them.
A teacher at the new Free School in the city of Birmingham describes what the school can do for the community around it.
Michael Gove MP describes how Perry Beeches II has the "best head teacher in Birmingham" providing education to "lucky Birmingham children."
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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