Virtual Open Afternoon

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a traditional open afternoon this term due to Covid-19, but we hope that we can still give a taster of Notre Dame life through resources found on this page!

Please see below for a welcome message from our headteacher, a virtual tour of our school, as well as frequently asked questions. Our school prospectus is also available using the link on the bar at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your daughter or our admissions policy with a member of school staff, please call 01752 775101 or email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!

Welcome message from Mrs White, headteacher, followed by admissions information from Mrs Davies, Associate Leader 

Student Voice at Notre Dame

Virtual School Tour

SEND Support

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are there at Notre Dame?
About 800 including girls and boys in the sixth form.

How are students grouped in Year 7?
In English, Maths and Science, students are put into sets according to ability. These sets are reviewed regularly during the year. All other subjects are taught in House groups.

How do students get to school?
Walk, bike, car, bus. There are over a dozen buses to and from Notre Dame each day.

How many GCSEs can students achieve at the end of Key Stage 4?
Students have the opportunity to study between 6 – 14 separate GCSEs, depending on their chosen pathway. All students study RS.

What happens to prepare students for their first day at Notre Dame?
Heads of House visit primary schools and talk to students and to Year 6 class teachers. Students are invited into school for an Induction Day in July, and are joined by their parents in the evening. Students may also have been into school for one of the Year 5 Challenge Days.

What is on the curriculum in Year 7?
Students study a broad and balanced curriculum including English, Maths, Science, Religious Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Drama, Art, Music, ICT, PE, Technology, PSHE and Ubuntu.

What opportunities are there for Most Able Students?
Our Most Able Students Coordinator, Mrs Morgan, organises events both here and with other secondary schools in Plymouth. Each subject also makes provision for Most Able students