Pleckgate High School
Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom
About Pleckgate High School
Message from the Head Teacher
"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)
We are a large secondary school under the sponsorship of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community is made up of 1100 students and 180 staff with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community. Pleckgate High School is a thriving multicultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do.
In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, a copy of the report can be downloaded as part of this pack. Inspectors found our school to have a "great sense of industry and endeavour" and described the school as "harmonious" with a "common goal to excel".
At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students. At the heart of the school's work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and achievement for all: for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements. Every student at Pleckgate is encouraged to have ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.
We are proud of our achievements - our examination success, our extra-curricular programme, our charity work and our community involvement. We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.
Pleckgate is successful 11 - 16 high school and over the past three years has achieved the following:
* Judged as outstanding across all four areas: Leadership and management, quality of teaching, outcomes and personal development and welfare.
* Outcomes in 2019 continued to demonstrate excellent progress with a fifth successive year of positive Progress 8 and in the top 20% of schools nationally.
* Admission numbers to Pleckgate in September 2019 have shown a 20% increase in first choices and for the first time in three years the school is oversubscribed.
If you have any questions about our school, or the role itself, please don't hesitate to get in touch and please visit our school website http://www.pleckgate.com to get a flavour of what we have to offer.