Excellence, compassion &
respect for all

Welcome to
School Durham

Framwellgate School Durham is a medium size 11-18 co-educational, non-selective secondary school within a Multi Academy Trust, the Excel Academy Partnership.

Framwellgate School Durham is committed to keeping children safe in education. We expect all of our staff and visitors to share this commitment.

Our school promotes academic excellence and embraces the shared values of honesty, integrity, respect and compassion. We want our students to be ambitious, kind, resilient and hardworking, and have a genuine passion for learning. We want them to change the world with the knowledge, skills and confidence they have learned here; to champion fairness, build friendships for life, and have pride in our school. Above all, we want our students to be happy.

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Headteacher's Welcome

RT @Framheadteacher: Another plug for this event on 25th March. Tickets are selling now so if you’re interested in a conference on teaching…

A reminder that it is Year 9 parents evening for those in Y band this Thursday 27th. Appointments can still be made until late morning next Thursday. Please use the link below to login. https://t.co/fonuIpHB7T

RT @AmbitionFram: Thanks so much to all our visitors for making today’s conference happen, and to the students who were an absolute credit,…

Check out the PE Clubs on offer this Half term! Don't be afraid to come along and have a go - even if you've never tried it before! https://t.co/bwDH9iqWPr

A reminder that it is parents evening tonight for Year 9 students in X Band. Y Band parents evening is Thursday 27th - appointments for this can still be made up to late morning next Thursday. Please use the link below to login. https://t.co/fonuIpHB7T

Dates for the Diary


Year 9 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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Year 11 Transition Interviews

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Year 8 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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Year 12 Work Experience

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Year 8 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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School Closes to Students for Half Term Holiday

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Staff Training Day - Students Do Not Attend

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School Re-opens for All

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Year 11 Mock Exams

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Year 8 Option Interviews

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Full Calendar
Sixth Form

Come and visit our fantastic facilities, and see what we can offer you! To find out more about the Sixth Form contact Mrs Mersh-Roberts at Framwellgate School Durham.


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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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