It was the day her parents and family thought they would never see.

Brave teenager Malala Yousafzai achieving her ‘‘dream’’ of going back to school, in her new home city of Birmingham.

The 15-year-old completed her first day at Edgbaston High School for Girls, just months after being shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan after campaigning for education rights for females.

Malala will be studying a full curriculum and will go on to sit her GCSEs after she and her family, including dad Ziauddin and mum Toorpekai, decided to make Birmingham their new home.

She said: “I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school.

“I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity.

‘‘I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham.”