School Day

From September 2020, our school day timings will change to the following:

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: 1.40-2.20
Period 5: 2.20-3.20

Please find the link below to Mrs White’s letter to parents regarding this change.

Term Dates 2020/2021 Academic Year (Confirmed Dates)

Autumn Term 1          

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)

 

Absence Request Form
Term 1 – Autumn 2020
September 2020
Thursday 03 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
Friday 04 Start of term for Y7 and Y12 only
Monday 07 Start of term for remaining year groups
w/c Monday 07 Y11 assessment week in lessons in lieu of Y10 end of year exams
Tuesday 08 Our Lady’s Birthday
Thursday 17 Portrait photos – Tempest Photography
Thursday 17 Y11 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 17 Y13 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 24 Y12 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 24 Y7 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
October 2020 5th-23rd Oct Additional Autumn Series A Level exams
Wednesday 07 Parents’ Evening: Y11 3.45–6.15pm
Thursday 08 Y10 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 15 Y8 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday 22 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday 23 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
w/c Monday 26 Holiday – Half Term
Term 2 – Autumn 2020
November 2020 2nd-23rd Nov Additional Autumn Series GCSE exams including GCSE resits
Monday 02 INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
Tuesday 03 School starts for all
w/c Monday 23 Y13 Mock Exams, week 1
Thursday 26 NDSixth Open Evening 4.30–6.30pm
w/c Monday 30 Y13 Mock Exams, week 2
December 2020
w/c Monday 14 Progress Reviews home
Tuesday 15 Awards Celebration 4.00–7.00pm
Wednesday 16 Christmas Concert 6.30–7.45pm
Friday 18 Last day of term for all – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 21 Holiday – Christmas
w/c Monday 28 Holiday – Christmas

 

 

 

Term 3 – Spring 2021
January 2021
Monday 04 School starts for all
w/c Monday 04 Y11 Mock Exams, week 1
w/c Monday 11 Y11 Mock Exams, week 2
Thursday 21 House/Tutor Groups – Tempest Photography
Thursday 28 Parents’ Evening: Y9 3.45–6.15pm
February 2021
Thursday 04 Parents’ Evening: Y8 3.45–6.15pm
Friday 12 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 15 Holiday – Half Term
Tuesday 16 Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 17 Ash Wednesday – start of Lent
Term 4 – Spring 2021
February 2021
Monday 22 Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY
Tuesday 23 School starts for all
March 2021
Thursday 11 Y8 Options Evening 4.30–6.30pm
Thursday 18 Parents’ Evening: Y10 3.45–6.15pm
w/c Monday 29 Progress Reviews home
April 2021
Thursday 01 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday 02 Good Friday
Monday 05 Easter Monday
w/c Monday 05 Holiday – Easter
w/c Monday 12 Holiday – Easter


 

Term 5 – Summer 2021
April 2021
Monday 19 School starts for all
Thursday 22 Y12 Parents’ Evening: 3.45-6.15pm
May 2021 Dates tbc – Summer 2021 Exam Session
Monday 03 School closed – May Bank Holiday
Thursday 20 Parents’ Evening: Y7 3.45-6.15pm
Friday 28 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday 31 Holiday – Half Term
Term 6 – Summer 2021
 
 
June 2021 Dates tbc – Summer 2021 Exam Session
Monday 07 School starts for all
w/c Monday 07 Y12 Exams, week 1
w/c Monday 14 Y12 Exams, week 2
w/c Monday 14 Y7-10 End of year exams
Wednesday 23 Summer Open Afternoon
Wednesday 30 New Y7 Induction Day 8.50am–3.25pm
Wednesday 30 New Y7 Induction Evening 4.00–6.00pm
July 2021
Monday 12 Y7 Awards Evening   4.00-5.00pm
Wednesday-Friday 14-16 Summer Show
w/c Monday 19 Progress Reviews home
Tuesday 20 Provisional Sports Day
Wednesday 21 Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
August 2021
Thursday 12 Provisional Summer 2021 GCE ‘A’ level results available
Thursday 19 Provisional Summer 2021 GCSE results available

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

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.