Building work for the £23m school is under way
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University of Birmingham-run teacher training school to open

A university-run secondary school that will have trainee teachers in classrooms alongside fully-qualified staff is to open in Birmingham next September.

More than 2,000 parents have already registered their interest for just 350 places at the University of Birmingham School in Selly Oak, where up to half its pupils will come from.

The remainder will be from Hall Green, Small Heath and Jewellery Quarter.

University School of Birmingham principal Michael Roden said they recognised the importance of helping other schools.

Midlands Today's Anjana Gadgil reports.