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

 2016 / 2017 Academic Year

Autumn 2016
Term 1 | 1 September 2016 – 21 October 2016

Non-pupil Days | 1 and 2 September 2016 & 21 October 2016

Holiday | 24 October – 28 October 2016

Term 2 | 31 October 2016 – 16 December 2016

Holiday | 19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017

Spring 2017
Term 3 | 3 January 2017 – 10 February 2017

Non-pupil days: 3 January 2017

Holiday | 13-17 February 2017

Term 4 | 20 February 2017 – 31 March 2017

Non-pupil Days | 20 February 2017

Holiday | 3-17 April 2017

Summer 2017
Term 5 | 18 April 2017 – 26 May 2017

Bank Holiday | 1 May 2017

Holiday | 29 May – 2 June 2017

Term 6 | 05 June 2017 – 21 July 2017

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 dates & non-pupil days 2017/2018 (Provisional)

Please see non-pupil days beneath the term dates.

Term 1                                     5 September 2017 (Y7 & Y12 only)

.                                                 6 September 2017 (All years) – 19 October 2017

Term 2                                     30 October 2017 – 19 December 2017

Term 3                                     3 January 2018 – 9 February 2018

Term 4                                     19 February 2018 – 28 March 2018

Term 5                                     16 April 2018 – 25 May 2018 (7th May public holiday)

Term 6                                     4 June 2018 – 20 July 2018

Staff Professional Development Days – Non-pupil days 

4 September 2017 (INSET)

20 October 2017  (INSET – PLP)

29 March 2018 (Spirituality Day, term time non-pupil day)

4th June 2018 (INSET – T/T)

 

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: 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 2016