Derby could be getting its first Church of England second school as a result of a joint venture between the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust and Bondholder Derby Cathedral.
The planned 840-pupil Derby Cathedral School is to be built on a brownfield site and will give families more choice, especially those who are disadvantaged.
The Very Revd Dr John Davies, Dean of Derby, said: "the school is intended to meet the growing need for additional 'high quality' secondary places in the city area."
"The school will be fully inclusive and free to attend, welcoming pupils of all abilities, from all backgrounds, of all faiths and none."
Derby Cathedral School will be a stand-alone academy with its own governing body but will be able to access the structure and services of the existing Derby Academy Trust schools.
If approved, the school could be running by September 2017 and those who wish to register their support and interest can do so at http://www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/register/