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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.




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
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