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Every application to Pleckgate High School will be considered equally. If the number of children requiring admission does not exceed the school’s published admission number, all the children will be offered admission.

School Admissions for September 2023

Secondary school applications are open from Thursday 1 September 2022 until Monday 31 October 2022. For more information please contact the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council School Admissions Team:

  • 01254 666 605

Dates and Deadlines – High School Appeals

31st March 2023
Deadline for on-time appeals
Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard at a later date than appeals lodged on time
27th April – 19th May 2023
Notice of hearing issued
For appeals lodged on time, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time
15th May – 9th June 2023
Appeal Hearing will take place
All appeals lodged before the deadline of 31st March 2023 will be heard before the end of 9th June 2023
19th June – 26th June 2023
Notice of hearing information issued for late appeals
For appeals lodged after the deadline, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time period
w/c 10th July 2023
Late appeal hearings will take place
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 31st March 2023 will take place before the end of the 14th July 2023*

*Appeal hearings for all appeals lodged after 31st March 2023 will be heard with the on time appeals wherever possible. If they cannot be heard with the on-time appeals, they will be heard within 30 school days of the date the appeals is lodged. In some circumstances, this may mean appeals for the September intake will be heard after the school’s summer holidays. We will endeavour to stick to the above dates wherever possible, however please be aware that these dates may be subject to change depending on the numbers of appeals received. Appeal hearings are heard in a hybrid format.

We have been asked by the Local Authority to make you aware of the Coordinated Admission Scheme and consultation taking place. Please see the documents below.

Read our School Brochure

“The Community of Pleckgate has a local secondary school it can be proud of.  It provides an excellent education for all its pupils. They flourish in a bright, positive and secure environment”

Ofsted 2019

Ofsted Outstanding Provider
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