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.

Bad Weather/Academy Closure process

Notre Dame Plymouth will follow the guidance published by Plymouth City Council, November 2016, 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:
  • 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 to alert the school at their earliest opportunity.

November 2016