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

 2017 / 2018 Academic Year

Autumn Term

Term 1           

4th September 2017               –               INSET Day for Staff only (non-pupil day)

5th September 2017               –               Y7 and Y12 only

6th September 2017               –               School starts for remaining year groups

20th September 2017             –               Early close for studetns 1.40pm (Open Evening Prep)

19th October 2017                   –               Last day of term for students

20th October 2017                  -               INSET Day for Staff only (non-pupil day)

21st – 29th October 2017       –               Half-term Holiday

Term 2

30th October 2017                  -               School re-starts for all

15th December 2017               –               Last day of term

16th December – 1st January 2018  -   Christmas Holiday

Spring Term 

Term 3

2nd January 2018                   –               School re-starts for all

9th February 2018                  -               Last day of term

10th – 18th February 2018    -               Half-term Holiday

Term 4

19th February 2018               –                School re-start for all

28th March 2018                   –                Last day of term for students

29th March 2018                   –                INSET Day for staff only (non-pupil day)

30th March – 15th April 2018 –            Easter Holiday

Summer Term  

Term 5

16th April 2018                     –                School Restarts for all

7th May 2018                        -                School Closed – May Bank Holiday

8th May 2018                       –                 School re-starts for all

25th May 2018                     –                 Last day of term for all

26th May – 3rd June 2018  -                Half-term Holiday

Term 6

4th June 2018                      -                  School re-starts for all

20th July 2018                     –                  Last day of term for all


Term Dates 2018/2019 Academic Year

Term 1                                     4 September 2018 – 19 October 2018

Term 2                                     29 October 2018 – 21 December 2018

Term 3                                     7 January 2019 – 15 February 2019

Term 4                                     25 February 2019 – 5 April 2019

Term 5                                     23 April 2019 – 24 May 2019

Term 6                                     3 June 2019 – 19 July 2019

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.

Full Term Dates and Calendar

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