Greenwood Academy has got the go-ahead for a complete re-building.
Birmingham Council has agreed in principle that the new site for the school will be on the paddocks, on Farnborough Road.
The plans will now be put before the city planning committee and are subject to their approval, to public consultation and to final legal consent from the Council.
If all goes to plan, detailed design work and construction of the new building could start as early as 2015.
The procurement process has already begun, after a feasibility study was carried out to determine the best location for the new building. One alternative was to rebuild the school next to its current site. But the lack of space and potential disruption that this would cause, has led planning consultants to prefer the paddock site.