A planning application for a new school in Bristol - the North Bristol Institute - has been submitted.
The application wants to put a school for 11 to 16-year-olds and a sixth form centre at a site on Redland Court Road.
An application to use an additional site at Charnwood for post-16 education will be submitted in March.
The Institute will be part of the Bristol Campus scheme to link up the city's secondary schools and will cater for nearly 2,000 students in all.
The building on Redland Court Road will house more than 980 pupils aged 11 to 16 and around 400 sixth form students.
A further 400 students will be located at the Charnwood site.
Four existing schools in the city - Cotham, Henbury, Monks Park and Portway - will be affected by the creation of the Institute, which will be partly set into the hillside at Redland Court, with a seeded roof.
Bristol Campus Director Tim Clark said: "We have worked with the architects to develop a school and sixth form centre that will provide top class facilities for our young people.
"Great emphasis has been put on minimising the impact on local people and the environment whilst providing a very much needed facility in the north of the city."