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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.

OLIVER – Rehearsal Dates/Times

Posted 01.05.19


MAY 2019

Date                                                    Time

Wednesday 8th May                            3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 15th May                          3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 20th May                                 3.45pm – 5.30pm


JUNE 2019

Date                                                    Time

Tuesday 4th June                                  3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 5th June                            3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 10th June                                3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 12th June                         3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 17th June                                3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 19th June                         3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 24th June                                3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 26th June                         3.45pm – 5.30pm


JULY 2019

Date                                                    Time

Monday 1st July                                    3.45pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 2nd July                                  3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 8th July                                   3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10th July            […]

Free School Meals

Posted 30.04.19

Plymouth City Council have now developed an online Free School Meals form for parents and carers to apply for free school meals in Plymouth.

Please visit their website (below) to establish whether you are eligible and apply in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you.  To access the application, click on How to apply then APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS.  You can also download a paper copy to either pass to the school or send in to Windsor House directly.  The online form is a more secure method of applying.

If you have more than one child, you can apply for all on one form, even if they attend different schools.

For all children who qualify for free school meals, the school receives extra Pupil Premium funding.

This information can also be found under our ‘Support’ then ‘Pupil Premium’ tabs.

Mufti Day – 05.04.19

Mufti Day on Friday 5th April 2019
Please note that we are holding a Mufti Day on Friday 5th April for all students. Students should bring a £1 donation to school with them before Friday and give to their tutor within tutorial. Our Senior Students are raising funds to convert our old current tennis courts into a multi-use games area!


Posted 02.04.19

Year 9 Vaccinations

Year 9 Dip/Tet/Polio/Meningitis Vaccinations on 29 and 30th April

The deadline date for registering for these vaccinations is 15th April.

Please ensure that if you wish your daughter to receive these booster and meningitis vaccinations on these dates it is imperative that the online registration is completed sent to Virgin Healthcare by 15th April.

If no registration/consent is received then these vaccinations cannot be given.

Please visit our website and the ‘Letters’ section to see the original letter which was sent to parents on 26th February.


Posted 02.04.19

British Science Week – Chicks!

Posted 21.03.19

As part of Notre Dame’s activities to celebrate British Science Week, Mrs Lardelli organised the opportunity for students to see eggs incubating and hatching into chicks!

The incubation period is 21 days so Mrs Lardelli planned for the hatching to occur in Science Week.  Students spent their lunchtimes watching the incubator intently and cuddling the fluffy chicks which they named: Nugget, Pepper, Salt, Princess, Dino and Daisy.

Some interesting facts:

Chicks only remain “fluffy” for about 2 weeks as feathers appear really quickly
At 16 weeks they could already start laying eggs
The females determine the sex of the offspring i.e. have 2 different sex chromosomes, whereas in humans the men do
All of the chicks will remain as pets at the family farm. They are not reared for the oven, purely for eggs.



Force 8 Intervention

Posted 21.03.19

Notre Dame has successfully completed its third year of Force 8!

Force 8 is an intervention where two sixth form students from military families, alongside the MKC staff leader, work with the younger students from military families.  They provide them with healthy coping mechanisms, to build up resilience and strength and emotional understanding to overcome the unique situations that they often find themselves in, due to being from a service family.

These aims are achieved through role play, team games and relaxation and breathing techniques.  This intervention continues to be extremely successful and beneficial to our brave MKC students and Notre Dame are very proud of them.

Well done!