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School will be closed on Monday 17th June due to a Staff Inset Day. School will reopen on Tuesday 18th June at 8.20am.
School Admissions for September 2024 Secondary school applications are open from: 1 September 2023 – 31 October 2023. Contact the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council School Admissions Team: 01254 666 605

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 brochure.

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

Secondary school applications are open from: 1 September 2024 – 31 October 2024.

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

Aishling McGinty

Why choose Pleckgate?

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

“Pupils feel happy and safe at Pleckgate High School. This is because they feel part of a caring community. Pupils trust staff to support them when they need it.”

Ofsted 2023

Ofsted Outstanding Provider
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