Closing Date:  31st October 2020

Please click here for a link to the Blackburn with Darwen Admission information booklet.

This is for children born between 1.9.09 and 31.8.10 inclusive.

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

If you need help, please contact the Admissions team on the email:




Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  I know the last few months have been difficult and although we find ourselves in unprecedented times, we want to make sure the transition to secondary school for your child is a smooth one.  Please find below some guidance about how the transition from Year 6 into Year 7 at Pleckgate High school will run.

Your child is joining an oversubscribed, outstanding, thriving, multicultural school 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.

Our home school communication is very important to us and I would like to invite you to explore our school website where you will find:

  • Answers to FAQ’s and updates about COVID 19 and reopening
  • Our Prospectus
  • Welcome from our Head Girl and Head Boy
  • Testimonials from current Year 7 pupils about their transition into Pleckgate.
  • SEND information
  • Letters sent to parents
  • School Newsletters
  • Virtual tour of the School
  • Introductions to the current Year 7 Pastoral team
  • An example of the recommended reading list and guidance on summer work that was set for our new Year 7 intake.

Currently, all onsite transition visits are suspended for everyone’s safety.  We have distributed our digital prospectus to our local Primary schools.  We have offered a virtual Q&A meeting between Miss Morris and Year 5 students to all local Primary Schools.  This will be facilitated during the Primary school day.

If you require further information please contact Miss Gina Morris, Assistant Headteacher who is responsible for transition from Primary to Secondary school at

I would like to extend my best wishes to you and your families at this time, please stay safe and we will be in touch again soon.

Mark Cocker


Prospectus 2020/2021

Please click here to download our Prospectus


Summer Transition Work


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

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