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Please note: School closes for the Summer term on Friday 19 July 2024 at 12.10pm.

Uniform must be worn in school, to and from school and at official functions organised by the school.  We believe that with ALL pupils in uniform, we can best reach those objectives of substantial achievement in an orderly atmosphere.  Furthermore the appearance and general conduct of pupils makes an impression on the community and parents are asked to co-operate in ensuring that this impression is a favourable one.

Outdoor coats are not to be worn inside the school.  Parents are asked to buy only blue or black outdoor coats.  Trainers are only acceptable for PE.  Caps, hoodies and denim jackets are not allowed on school premises.

Hairstyles and Colouring

Parents should be aware that we do not permit extremes of fashion in pupils’ hairstyles or dress.  Added hair colours must be natural and subtle (bright colours, including shades of red, and dip dying, are not permitted).  Hair braiding is only acceptable without beads or accessories.  Close shaved heads and patterns cut into hair or eyebrows are not acceptable.  Very short hairstyles or extreme hairstyles (e.g. where some hair is very short and the rest isn’t) are not acceptable.  Pupils who have shoulder-length hair or longer may be required to tie it back for Health and Safety reasons if it obscures the face.

Jewellery, Make-up and Valuables

Make-up is not acceptable.

The school has a no Jewellery policy. Health and Safety and security considerations mean that items of jewellery are not permissible.

Watches should be removed for practical lessons when necessary or any lesson where they may pose a danger.  Individual subject teachers will make the decision.

The school cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of valuables.

No facial or body piercing is permitted for Health & Safety reasons.

The school will temporarily confiscate inappropriate items of jewellery and valuables.

If a pupil persistently ignores these rules, the school will employ further sanctions (please also see Exclusion Policy).


Outdoor Coat Navy blue or black ONLY.  Suede, leather, denim, hooded tops, jackets with large logos and graffiti are NOT permitted. If cycling to school, a high visibility garment will be provided for no cost upon request.
Blazer Compulsory.  Navy blue with embroidered school badge.  A coloured badge will be       provided by the school to identify the year group.
Jumper Compulsory.  Navy blue with embroidered school badge.
Tie School design only.  (clip on tie)
Shoes Black flat shoes – these should be cleaned regularly.  Boots, casual shoes or training shoes are NOT permitted.
Blouse Plain white, cotton or polyester not aertex or tee shirt type.
Skirt Navy blue pleated with embroidered badge worn at knee length.  The wearing of navy-blue trousers (plain straight legged) underneath the skirt is permitted.
Trousers Navy blue straight legged trouser (not skinny fit or ‘jean’ type material). Trousers should be full length covering the ankles.
Socks White or navy-blue knee length socks.
Headscarves Headscarves must be the approved design purchased from the school shop.
PE Kit
Blue sports top with white piping, red flanks and school logo.  Navy blue shorts or navy-blue tracksuit bottoms with embroidered school badge. Navy blue socks.
Jewellery A no jewellery rule operates for all pupils, including earrings.  Pleckgate supports the wearing of items of religious significance such as the Taweez, Kangha, Kirpan and Kara.


Uniform is available to buy from:

  • Grays, 68 Northgate, Blackburn  Tel: 01254 51425
  • Whittakers, 20-26 Church Street, Blackburn  Tel: 01254 676047
  • The School Uniform Company, Unit 1, River Street, Blackburn  Tel: 01254 658787

“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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