Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Pleckgate High School, a thriving multi-cultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do. All students are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed.

We are a large secondary school situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen, comprising 1100 students and 170 staff with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community.

At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students. At the heart of the school’s work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and achievement for all: for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements. Every student at Pleckgate is encouraged to have ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.

We are proud of our achievements – our examination success, our extra-curricular programme, our charity work and our community involvement.  We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.

Mark Cocker
Headteacher