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

2019 / 2020 Academic Year (confirmed dates)

Autumn Term 1          

4 Sept 2019                      Y7 & Y12 only

5 Sept 2019                      School starts for remaining year groups

17 Oct 2019                      Last day of term for students

18 Oct 2019                      Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY

Holiday: 19 – 27 October 2019

Autumn Term 2

28 Oct 2019                      School starts for all

20 Dec 2019                     Last day of term for all

Holiday: 21 December – 5 January 2020

Spring Term 3           

6 Jan 2020                         School starts for all

14 Feb 2020                       Last day of term for all

Holiday: 15 –23 February 2020

Spring Term 4           

24 Feb 2020                      Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY

25 Feb 2020                       School starts for all

27 March 2020                  Last day of term for all

Holiday: 28 March – 13 April 2020

Summer Term 5

14 Apr 2020                        School starts for all

8 May 2020                         School closed – Bank Holiday Friday (please note the National change to this Bank Holiday – Ref VE Day 75)

22 May 2020                       Last day of term for all

Holiday: 23 -31 May 2020

Summer Term 6         

1 Jun 2020                            School starts for all

17 Jul 2020                           Last day of term for all

20/21 & 22 Jul 2020          Non-pupil days

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.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for 2020-2021 Term Dates.

2019-20 Calendar of Events

Term 1 – Autumn 2019
September 2019
Tuesday 3 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
Wednesday 4 Start of term for Y7 and Y12 only
Thursday 5 Start of term for remaining year groups
Sunday 8 Our Lady’s Birthday
Wednesday 18 Open Evening   4.00–7.00pm for prospective students (early close 1.40pm)
Thursday 19 Y12 Essentials Evening 4.30-5.30pm
Thursday 19 Y13 Essentials Evening 5.30-6.30pm
October 2019
Thursday 3 Parents’ Evening: Y11 3.45–6.15pm
Wednesday 9 Full Governors’ – Standards Focus Meeting 4.00pm
w/c Monday 14 Y11 Work Experience Week
Thursday 17 Y7 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 17 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday 18 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
w/c Monday 21 Holiday – Half Term
Term 2 – Autumn 2019
October 2019
Monday 28 School starts for all
Thursday 31 Parents’ Evening: Y7 3.45–6.15pm
November 2019
Monday – Monday 4-11 GCSE Resits
Thursday 7 Y11 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 14 Y9 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 21 Parents’ Evening: KS5 3.45–6.15pm
Thursday 28 NDSixth Open Evening 4.30–6.30pm
December 2019 Progress Reviews for all students to parents/carers
w/c Monday 2 KS5 (Y12 & Y13) Mock Exams, week 1
Wednesday 4 Full Governors’ – Ethos and Admissions Focus Meeting 4.00pm
w/c Monday 9 KS5 (Y12 & Y13) Mock Exams, week 2
Thursday 12 Parents’ Evening: Y9 3.45–6.15pm
w/c Monday 16 Y13 Retreat (provisional)
Wednesday 18 Awards Celebration 4.00–7.00pm
Thursday 19 Christmas Concert 6.30–8.30pm
Friday 20 Last day of term for all – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 23 Holiday – Christmas
w/c Monday 30 Holiday – Christmas
Term 3 – Spring 2020
January 2020
Monday 6 School starts for all
w/c Monday 13 Y11 Mock Exams, week 1
w/c Monday 20 Y11 Mock Exams, week 2
Thursday 23 Y8 Options/Essentials Evening 4.30–6.30pm
Wednesday 29 Standards Governors’ Meeting 4.00pm
February 2020
Thursday 6 Parents’ Evening: Y8 3.45–6.15pm
Friday 14 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 17 Holiday – Half Term
Term 4 – Spring 2020
February 2020
Monday 24 Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY
Tuesday 25 School starts for all
Tuesday 25 Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 26 Ash Wednesday – start of Lent
Thursday 27 Parents’ Evening: Y10 3.45–6.15pm
March 2020 Progress Reviews for all students to parents/carers
Thursday 5 Y10 Essentials Evening (including work experience) 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 19 Parents’ Evening: KS5 3.45–6.15pm
Wednesday 25 Full Governors’ – Ethos and Admissions Focus Meeting 4.00pm
Friday 27 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 30 Holiday – Easter
April 2020
w/c Monday 6 Holiday – Easter
Friday 10 Good Friday
Monday 13 Easter Monday
Term 5 – Summer 2020
April 2020
Tuesday 14 School starts for all
May 2020 11 May – 23 June – Summer 2019 Exam Session
(provisional dates – see note on front of Calendar)
Friday 8 School closed – May Bank Holiday
Wednesday 20 Standards Governors’ Meeting 4.00pm
Friday 22 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 25 Holiday – Half Term
Term 6 – Summer 2020
June 2020 11 May – 23 June – Summer 2019 Exam Session
(provisional dates – see note on front of Calendar)
Monday 1 School starts for all
w/c Monday 15 Y7-10 End Of Year Assessments, week 1
w/c Monday 22 Y7-10 End Of Year Assessments, week 2
Thursday 25 Summer Open Afternoon
July 2020 Progress Reviews for all students to parents/carers
Wednesday 1 New Y7 Induction Day 8.50am–3.25pm
Wednesday 1 New Y7 Induction Evening 4.00–6.00pm
Wednesday 8 Full Governors’ – Reflection and Evaluation Meeting 4.00pm
Thursday 9 Sports Day
Tuesday-Thursday 14-16 Summer Production
Friday 17 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
August 2020
Thursday 13 Summer 2020 GCE ‘A’ level results available (provisional)
Thursday 20 Summer 2020 GCSE results available (provisional)

 

Absence Request Form


Bad Weather/Academy Closure process

Last Updated – November 2018

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.

 

Term Dates 2020/2021 Academic Year (Confirmed Dates)

Autumn Term 1          

During September 2020 there will be one early close (at 1.40pm), date is to be confirmed.

Thu                03 Sept 2020                Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 1)

Fri                  04 Sept 2020                 School starts for Y7 & Y12 only

Mon               07 Sept 2020                 School starts for remaining year groups

Thu                22 Oct 2020                  Last day of term for students

Fri                  23 Oct 2020                  Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 2)

Holiday: 24 October – 01 November 2020

 

Autumn Term 2

Mon               02 Nov 2020                  Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 3)

Tue                03 Nov 2020                  School starts for all

Fri                  18 Dec 2020                  Last day of term for all

Holiday: 19 December 2020 – 03 January 2021

 

Spring Term 3           

Mon               04 Jan 2021                  School starts for all

Fri                  12 Feb 2021                  Last day of term for all

Holiday: 13 –21 February 2021

 

Spring Term 4           

Mon               22 Feb 2021                  Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (Spirituality Day)

Tue                23 Feb 2021                  School starts for all

Thu                01 Apr 2021                  Last day of term for all

Holiday: 02  – 18 April 2021

 

Summer Term 5

Mon               19 Apr 2021                  School starts for all

Mon               03 May 2021                 School closed – Bank Holiday Monday

Fri                  28 May 2021                 Last day of term for all

Holiday: 29 May – 06 June 2021

 

Summer Term 6         

Mon               07 Jun 2021                  School starts for all

Wed               21 Jul 2021                   Last day of term for all

Thu & Fri        22 & 23 Jul 2021        Non-pupil days (INSET Days 4 and 5 – Twilight CPD)