Source: BBC News
The I-Foundation trust, which is leading the campaign, is starting a month-long consultation on Friday.
The proposal already has widespread support from Hindu leaders, as well as members of Leicester's Church of England and Muslim communities.
But a spokesman for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the faith school might create "divided" communities in the city.
Secretary of Leicester branch of the NUT Jane Rudon said: "Society is very easily divided and we consider that if schools are divided, there's more likelihood that the children will be divided.