Dear Parents/Carers

Why Pleckgate?

Your child would be joining an oversubscribed, outstanding, thriving, multicultural school community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do.  All pupils are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed.

We share the Trust’s core principles of high expectations, partnership, passion and innovation.  At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our pupils.  At the heart of our work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning, and achievement for all; for our pupils to be safe, happy and successful, developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who are proud of their achievements.  We are on a journey to provide a world class education to every child and we would be honoured if you choose to join that journey with us.  I look forward to meeting you as we work together in partnership to make your child’s stay at Pleckgate successful and fulfilling.

Further details of the outstanding provision and results at Pleckgate Highschool can be found in our Prospectus

Details of secondary school virtual open events are available on the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council website at

Please click here for Pleckgate’s online tour


The closing date for admission is 31st October 2022 for children born between 1.9.11 and 31.8.12 inclusive.

If you wish to apply to Pleckgate High school you should place Pleckgate as your first choice when completing the admission document on Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council website at

For detailed information on the Admissions process please read our Prospectus. If you need help, please contact the Admissions team on the email:

Aishling McGinty

Pleckgate Prospectus 2022/2023

Please click here to download our Prospectus


Summer Transition Work

Please follow the links below to download useful information for your arrival at Pleckgate:

Transition Presentation Video

Arriving at Pleckgate

Watch our transition video, which has been especially designed to help you prepare for life as a pupil at Pleckgate High School.

“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