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: 1.40-2.20
Period 5: 2.20-3.20

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 2021Non-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)

Term 1 – Autumn 2020
   
   
September 2020  
   
Thursday03INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
Friday04Start of term for Y7 and Y12 only
Monday07Start of term for remaining year groups
w/c Monday07Y11 assessment week in lessons in lieu of Y10 end of year exams
Tuesday08Our Lady’s Birthday
   
Thursday17Portrait photos – Tempest Photography
Thursday17Y11 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday17Y13 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday24Y12 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday24Y7 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
   
   
October 2020 5th-23rd Oct Additional Autumn Series A Level exams
   
Wednesday07Parents’ Evening: Y11 3.45–6.15pm
Thursday08Y10 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday15Y8 Essentials Evening 4.30-6.30pm
Thursday22Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday23INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
w/c Monday26Holiday – Half Term
   
   
Term 2 – Autumn 2020
   
   
November 2020 2nd-23rd Nov Additional Autumn Series GCSE exams including GCSE resits
   
Monday02INSET Dayfor staff only (non-pupil day)
Tuesday03School starts for all
w/c Monday23Y13 Mock Exams, week 1
Thursday26NDSixth Open Evening 4.30–6.30pm
w/c Monday30Y13 Mock Exams, week 2
   
   
December 2020  
   
w/c Monday14Progress Reviews home
Tuesday15Awards Celebration 4.00–7.00pm
Wednesday16Christmas Concert 6.30–7.45pm
Friday18Last day of term for all – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday21Holiday – Christmas
w/c Monday28Holiday – Christmas
Term 3 – Spring 2021
   
   
January 2021  
   
Monday04School starts for all
w/c Monday04Y11 Mock Exams, week 1
w/c Monday11Y11 Mock Exams, week 2
Thursday21House/Tutor Groups – Tempest Photography
Thursday28Parents’ Evening: Y9 3.45–6.15pm
   
   
February 2021  
   
Thursday04Parents’ Evening: Y8 3.45–6.15pm
Friday12Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday15Holiday – Half Term
Tuesday16Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday17Ash Wednesday – start of Lent
   
   
Term 4 – Spring 2021
   
   
February 2021  
   
Monday22Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY
Tuesday23School starts for all
   
   
March 2021  
   
Thursday11Y8 Options Evening 4.30–6.30pm
Thursday18Parents’ Evening: Y10 3.45–6.15pm
w/c Monday29Progress Reviews home
   
   
April 2021  
   
Thursday01Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
Friday02Good Friday
Monday05Easter Monday
w/c Monday05Holiday – Easter
w/c Monday12Holiday – Easter
   
Term 5 – Summer 2021
   
   
April 2021  
   
Monday19School starts for all
Thursday22Y12 Parents’ Evening: 3.45-6.15pm
   
   
May 2021 Dates tbc – Summer 2021 Exam Session
   
Monday03School closed – May Bank Holiday
Thursday20Parents’ Evening: Y7 3.45-6.15pm
Friday28Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
w/c Monday31Holiday – Half Term
   
   
Term 6 – Summer 2021
   
   
June 2021 Dates tbc – Summer 2021 Exam Session
   
Monday07School starts for all
w/c Monday07Y12 Exams, week 1
w/c Monday14Y12 Exams, week 2
w/c Monday14Y7-10 End of year exams
Wednesday23Summer Open Afternoon
Wednesday30New Y7 Induction Day 8.50am–3.25pm
Wednesday30New Y7 Induction Evening 4.00–6.00pm
   
   
July 2021  
   
Monday12Y7 Awards Evening   4.00-5.00pm
Wednesday-Friday14-16Summer Show
w/c Monday19Progress Reviews home
Tuesday20Provisional Sports Day
Wednesday21Last day of term – school closes at 3.25pm
   
   
August 2021  
   
Thursday12Provisional Summer 2021 GCE ‘A’ level results available
Thursday19Provisional 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.

Term Dates 2020/2021 Academic Year (Confirmed Dates)

Autumn Term 1          

During September 2021 there will be one early close (at 1.40pm), date is to be confirmed.

Mon               06 Sept 2021                Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 1)

Tue                07 Sept 2021                 School starts for Y7 & Y12 only

Wed               08 Sept 2021                 School starts for remaining year groups

Thu                21 Oct 2021                  Last day of term for students

Fri                  22 Oct 2021                  Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 2)

Holiday: 23 – 31 October 2021

Autumn Term 2

Mon               01 Nov 2021                  Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (INSET Day 3)

Tue                02 Nov 2021                  School starts for all

Fri                  17 Dec 2021                   Last day of term for all

Holiday: 18 December 2021 – 03 January 2022

Spring Term 3           

Tue                04 Jan 2022                  School starts for all

Fri                  18 Feb 2022                  Last day of term for all

Holiday: 19 –27 February 2022

Spring Term 4           

Mon               28 Feb 2022                  Non-pupil day STAFF ONLY (Spirituality Day)

Tue                01 Mar 2022                  School starts for all

Fri                  08 Apr 2022                  Last day of term for all

Holiday: 09 – 24 April 2022

Summer Term 5

Mon               25 Apr 2022                  School starts for all

Mon               02 May 2022                 School closed – Bank Holiday Monday

Fri                  27 May 2022                 Last day of term for all

Holiday: 28 May – 05 June 2022

Summer Term 6         

Mon               06 Jun 2022                  School starts for all

Fri                  22 Jul 2022                   Last day of term for all

Mon & Tue      25 & 26 Jul 2022            Non-pupil days (INSET Days 4 and 5)

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 info@ndonline.org to alert the school at their earliest opportunity.