Mourners gather at St Laurence's Church in Alvechurch for the service.
It's thought Peter Rippington had taught 3,000 children.
The family of Peter Rippington are expecting hundreds of people to attend a charity football match tonight being held in his name.
The daughter of a teacher who died in a coach crash in France has spoken ahead of a charity fundraiser being held in his memory.
Freya Smith-Carrington was seriously injured in the coach crash. She spoke to ITV News about her experience.