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MKC Heroes – Secondary School of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that the Notre Dame Military Kids Club Heroes have won the ‘Best Secondary School’ award at the 2019 Military Kids Club Heroes Awards Evening!

Over the last few years, the staff and students have won a number of awards at the MKC Awards Evening and we are overjoyed that we have won again this year.  The award is extremely special to us.

Posted 08.07.19

A ‘Good’ Ofsted Outcome

We are very pleased to announce that following our Inspection on 4th and 5th June 2019, Ofsted have found us to be ‘Good’ in all sections of their inspection as follows:

Overall effectiveness                                    

Effectiveness of leadership and management

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Outcomes for pupils

16 to 19 study programmes

We are delighted with their judgements and again would like to extend a thank you to parents, carers and students for your support of the school and contributions towards the inspection.
A copy of the full report can be found in two places on our website – under the ‘Information’ tab followed by the ‘Ofsted, Section 48 & Results’ or ‘Letters’ tab.  A link to the report can be found below for ease of reference.

Posted 26.06.19

Initial Ofsted Feedback

Following our Ofsted Inspection on 4th and 5th June 2019, a letter has been sent to parents/carers and students to offer initial feedback on their visit.  Please find a link to this letter below.  It can also be found under the ‘Information’ and ‘Letters’ tabs on our website.

We’d like to thank parents/carers and students for their ongoing support of Notre Dame and positive contributions to the inspection.

The official report will be published in approximately 6 weeks’ time once it has been moderated by Ofsted inspectors.

Posted 14.06.19

Gold DofE Awards!

Congratulations to Jack, Toby and Abby, our sixth form students, who were invited to Buckingham Palace in May to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

In order to achieve the Gold DofE award, students have to complete the following:

12 months of volunteering work
12-18 months of physical and skills
Qualifying expedition (4 days and 3 nights) plus a practice expedition
Residential (5 days and 4 nights) – a shared activity with new people

We are so proud of them – a fabulous achievement!

Here are some pictures of them at Buckingham Palace.




Visit our Extra Curricular page for more information about the DofE programme here at Notre Dame.


Posted 14.06.19

MKC Heroes – Lord Mayor’s Ceremony

Posted 06.06.19

Three of our Military Kids Club Heroes were delighted to be invited to attend the Lord Mayor’s Ceremony on the 17th May 2019, where we were given the opportunity to witness the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of Plymouth.  It was such a special event and these students represented Notre Dame amazingly.  Thank you so much to Heather and Jono for the invitation.


Exam Results Helpline

Posted 04.06.19

Please see below a link to the Government website where they list a free exams results and careers advice helpline:

Ofsted Inspection – 4th and 5th June 2019

Posted 03.06.19

Ofsted will be inspecting our school on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2019.

Please visit the ‘Letters’ section under the ‘Information’ tab to see the letter and leaflet sent to parents/carers today.  The letter invites parents/carers to complete the Parent View questionnaire by 11am on 4th June.

A link to this page can be found below:


End of Year Assessments for Y7-10 Students


A letter has been sent home to parents/carers today regarding End of Year Assessments for all students in Years 7 – 10 which will take place in June (17th – 28th) 2019.

A copy of the letter which provides more information about the assessments can be found on our website under the ‘Information’ and then ‘Letters’ tab, or follow the link below:

Vaccinations for Year 9 Students – Important Notice

Virgin Care recently came to immunise Year 9 students against HPV/DTP/ Men AWCY. They are returning to us on Monday 3rd June 2019 to vaccinate any Year 9 students who may have missed the scheduled days this year. In order for your daughter to receive the vaccinations on this date, you must complete the online registration/consent form before Monday 3rd June. The link is here:

If the consent form is not received, Virgin Care will not be able to vaccinate your daughter on the above date. If you have any queries, please contact The Immunisation Team, Devon Integrated Children’s Services on 01392 356144.

Posted 20.05.19

Governor Vacancy

Notre Dame Plymouth are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in the Education sector to join the Local Governing Board.

If you could attend meetings which take place 6 times a year (once per term)at the end of the school day, meet with staff in school to review linked areas and support at whole school events we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking someone who has either worked in Secondary Education or has experience of Governance in this area to join us with immediate effect.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact our Clerk, Helen Laird, at to find out more about the role.