School Day


Tutorial: 8.50-9.15
Period 1: 9.15-10.15
Period 2: 10.15-11.15
Break: 11.15-11.45
Period 3: 11.45-12.45
Period 4: 12.45-1.45
Lunch: 1.45-2.15
Period 5: 2.15-3.15

Term Dates 2023/24 Academic Year (Confirmed Dates)

Autumn Term 1          

During September 2023 there will be one early close (at 1.40pm), date is to be confirmed.

Mon             04 Sept 2023         Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 1)

Tue              05 Sept 2023         School starts for Y7 & Y12 only

Wed             06 Sept 2023         School starts for remaining year groups

Thu              19 Oct 2023          Last day of term for students

Fri                20 Oct 2023          Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 2)

Holiday: 21 – 29 October 2023

Autumn Term 2

Mon             30 Oct 2023          School starts for all

Tue              19 Dec 2023          Last day of term for all

Holiday: 20 December 2023 – 02 January 2024

Spring Term 3           

Wed             03 Jan 2024          Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 3)

Thu              04 Jan 2024           School starts for all

Fri               09 Feb 2024          Last day of term for all

Holiday: 10 –16 February 2024

Spring Term 4           

Mon             19 Feb 2024          School starts for all

Wed             27 Mar 2024          Last day of term for students

Thu              28 Mar 2024          Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (Spirituality Day)

Holiday: 29 March – 14 April 2024

Summer Term 5

Mon             15 Apr 2024           School starts for all

Mon             06 May 2024         School closed – Bank Holiday Monday

Fri                25  May 2024        Last day of term for all

Holiday: 24 May – 02 June 2024

Summer Term 6         

Mon             03 Jun 2024          School starts for all

Fri                19 Jul 2024           Last day of term for all

Mon & Tue  22 & 23 July 2024 INSET Days 4 and 5 in Lieu of Twilight

2024-25 Academic Year Term Dates (Provisional Dates)

Autumn Term 1          

During September 2023 there will be one early close for each school (at 1.45pm), date is to be confirmed.

Monday02 September 2024Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 1)
Tuesday03 September 2024Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 2)
Wednesday04 September 2024School starts for Y7 & Y12 only
Thursday05 September 2024School starts for remaining year groups
Friday25 October 2024Last day of term for students

Holiday: 26 October – 03 November 2024

Autumn Term 2

Monday04 November 2024Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 3)
Tuesday05 November 2024School starts for all
Friday20 December 2024Last day of term for all

Holiday: 21 December 2024 – 05 January 2025

Spring Term 3           

Monday06 January 2025School starts for all
Friday14 February 2025Last day of term for all

Holiday: 15 –23 February 2025

Spring Term 4           

Monday24 February 2025Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (Spirituality Day)
Tuesday25 February 2025School starts for all
Friday04 April 2025Last day of term for students

Holiday: 05 – 21 April 2025 (Easter Monday 21st April)

Summer Term 5

Tuesday22 April 2025School starts for all
Monday05 May 2025School closed – Bank Holiday Monday
Friday23 May 2025Last day of term for all

Holiday: 24 May – 01 June 2025

Summer Term 6         

Monday02 June 2025School starts for all
Friday18 July 2025Last day of term for all
Monday21 July 2025INSET Day 4 in Lieu of Twilight
Tuesday22 July 2025INSET Day 5 in Lieu of Twilight

Bad Weather/Academy Closure process

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 [email protected] to alert the school at their earliest opportunity.