School Day

Tutorial: 8.50-9.15
Period 1: 9.15-10.15
Period 2: 10.15-11.15
Break: 11.15-11.40
Period 3: 11.40-12.40
Period 4: 12.40-1.40
Lunch: 1.40-2.25
Period 5: 2.25-3.25

Term Dates

 2018 / 2019 Academic Year

Autumn Term 1          

4 Sept 2018                      Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY

5 Sept 2018                     Y7 & Y12 only

6 Sept 2018                      School starts for remaining year groups

19 Sept 2018                    Early close for students 1.40pm (Open Evening Preparation)

18 Oct 2018                      Last day of term for students

19 Oct 2018                      Non-pupil day

Holiday: 20 – 28 October 2018

Autumn Term 2

29 Oct 2018                      School starts for all

21 Dec 2018                      Last day of term for all

Holiday: 22 December – 6 January 2019

Spring Term 3           

7 Jan 2019                         School starts for all

14 Feb 2019                       Last day of term for students

15Feb 2019                        Non-pupil day

 Holiday: 16 –24 February 2019

Spring Term 4           

25 Feb 2019                      School starts for all

5 Apr 2019                         Last day of term for all

Holiday: 6 – 22 April 2019

Summer Term 5

23 Apr 2019                        School starts for all

6 May 2019                         School closed – Bank Holiday Monday

24 May 2019                       Last day of term for all

Holiday: 25 May – 2 June 2019

Summer Term 6         

3 Jun 2019                            School starts for all

19 Jul 2019                           Last day of term for all

22/23 & 24 Jul 2019          Non-pupil days

 

Term Dates 2019/2020 Academic Year(Provisional dates only)

Term 1                        2 September 2019 – 18 October 2019

Term 2                        28 October 2019 – 20 December 2019

Term 3                        6 January 2020 – 14 February 2020

Term 4                        19 February 2020 – 27 March 2020

Term 5                        14 April 2020 – 22 May 2020

Term 6                        1 June 2020 – 23 July 2020

Examination health warning!  Parents/Carers please note the dates given for Examinations and Controlled Assessments and ensure that if your daughter or son is enrolled on a GCSE or GCE course that she/he is in school to sit the relevant examinations.  This could affect years 9 – 14.  Not all the examination dates are given in this calendar as they are not yet published so please check with the school if you are in any doubt.  A separate timetable will be given to your child as soon as more information becomes available.  Good school attendance is important – as close to 100% as possible.  Absence during term time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances eg illness.  We are not permitted to authorise holidays during term time.

Term 1 – Autumn 2018
September 2018
Tuesday 4 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
Wednesday 5 Start of term for Y7 and Y12 only
Thursday 6 Start of term for remaining year groups
Saturday 8 Our Lady’s Birthday
Wednesday 19 Open Evening   4.00–7.00pm for prospective students (early close 1.40pm)
Wednesday 26 Full Governors’ Meeting 4.00pm
Thursday 27 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): Y11 3.45–6.15pm
October 2018
Thursday 11 Y7-14 Meet the Tutor (by appointment) 4.00–6.00pm
w/c Monday 15 Y11 Work Experience Week
Thursday 18 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday 19 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
w/c Monday 22 Holiday – Half Term
Term 2 – Autumn 2018
October 2018
Monday 29 School starts for all
November 2018 Progress Reviews for all students to parents/carers
Thursday 1 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): Y7 3.45–6.15pm
Monday – Monday 5-12 English & Maths GCSE Resits
Thursday 8 Y11 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
w/c Monday 12 Y11 Mock Week (core subjects only)
Thursday 22 Curie House Day
Thursday 22 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): KS5 3.45–6.15pm
Thursday 29 NDSixth Open Evening 4.30–6.30pm
December 2018
Thursday 6 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): Y9 3.45–6.15pm
Friday 7 Hepburn House Day
w/c Monday 10 Y13 retreat – actual dates tbc
Wednesday 19 Awards Celebration 4.00–7.00pm
Thursday 20 Christmas Concert 6.30–8.30pm
Friday 21 Last day of term for all – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 24 Holiday – Christmas
w/c Monday 31 Holiday – Christmas
Term 3 – Spring 2019
January 2019 Progress Reviews for KS3 & KS4 students to parents/carers
Monday 7 School starts for all
w/c Monday 7 Y12/13 Mock Exam Week
Thursday 24 Y8 Options Evening 4.30–6.30pm
February 2019
Monday 4 Parks House Day
Thursday 7 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): Y8 3.45–6.15pm
Thursday 14 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday 15 Non-pupil day
w/c Monday 18 Holiday – Half Term
Term 4 – Spring 2019
February 2019
Monday 25 School starts for all
w/c Monday 25 Y11 Mock Exam week
March 2019 Progress Reviews for KS5 students to parents/carers
Tuesday 5 Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 6 Ash Wednesday – start of Lent
Thursday 14 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): KS5 3.45–6.15pm
Thursday 21 Information, Advice & Guidance Event (Parents Evening): Y10 3.45–6.15pm
Wednesday 27 Full Governors’ Meeting 4.00pm
April 2019 Progress Reviews for KS3 & KS4 students to parents/carers
Friday 5 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 8 Holiday – Easter
w/c Monday 15 Holiday – Easter
Friday 19 Good Friday
Monday 22 Easter Monday
Term 5 – Summer 2019
April 2019
Tuesday 23 School starts for all
May 2019 13 May – 26 June – Summer 2019 Exam Session
(provisional dates – see note on front of Calendar)
Monday 6 School closed – May Bank Holiday
Wednesday 22 Y13 Leavers Liturgy 3.45–4.45pm
Friday 24 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 27 Holiday – Half Term
Term 6 – Summer 2019
  During Term 6 – 3 Day Y7 Residential House Retreats (actual dates tbc)
 
June 2019 13 May – 26 June – Summer 2019 Exam Session
(provisional dates – see note on front of Calendar)
Monday 3 School starts for all
Friday 14 Y11 Liturgy   11.40am–1.40pm
w/c Monday 17 Y7-10 End Of Year Assessment Week (to be confirmed)
w/c Monday 24 Y7-10 End Of Year Assessment Week (to be confirmed)
Wednesday 26 Full Governors’ Meeting 4.00pm
Thursday 27 Summer Open Afternoon
Friday 28 Nightingale House Day
July 2019 Progress Reviews for Y7-Y10 & Y12 students to parents/carers
Wednesday 3 New Y7 Induction Day 8.50am–3.25pm
Wednesday 3 New Y7 Induction Evening 4.00–6.00pm
Thursday 4 Sports Day
Friday 5 Stang House Day
w/c Monday 8 Challenge Week
Tuesday-Thursday 16-18 Summer Production
Friday 19 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
August 2019
Thursday 15 Summer 2017 GCE ‘A’ level results available (provisional)
Thursday 22 Summer 2017 GCSE results available (provisional)

Bad Weather/Academy Closure process

Notre Dame Plymouth will follow the guidance published by Plymouth City Council, November 2018, to effect a school closure due to environmental conditions or for other reasons that could impact on the safety of its staff and students (for example; poor weather conditions,  availability of heat, light, power and water, availability of staff, availability of meals).

Decisions concerned with school closures are made on an individual school basis by the Headteacher to reflect local circumstances.  The Headteacher, in consultation with the Chair of Governors if possible, will assess the situation and make the decision at an appropriate time to allow for adequate communication with parents, carers and students.

In the event of multiple school closure in the city, the Assistant Director for Learning and Communities in Plymouth City Council will liaise with the Civil Protection Unit, Emergency Services and other council departments to offer advice to the Schools’ Emergency Management Teams.  If the advice is to recommend that schools in general close, this will be given out by local radio stations and communicated via the council’s official Social Media pages to help parents.

If Notre Dame takes the decision to close due to local conditions/factors the decision will be communicated by the following channels:

The closure will be published on the homepage of the school’s website

  • The closure will be notified to Plymouth City Council’s Education & Communication Team and School Transport Team
  • The closure will be published on Plymouth City Council’s webpage at: www.plymouth.gov.uk/schoolclosures
  • The closure will be notified to local radio stations and they will broadcast the closure details.

Any staff who are having difficulty getting to school should contact the main school number 01752 775101 or email info@ndonline.org to alert the school at their earliest opportunity.

November 2018