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

Why choose Framwellgate School? ➡ An emphasis on Learning Beyond the Classroom. ➡ A wide range of extracurricular options. ➡ A focus on student wellbeing and safeguarding. ➡ A popular and successful sixth form. Sign up for our Virtual Open Event: https://t.co/oGjYODRhQh https://t.co/dkbrHFsz1g

Got a question you'd like answering as part of our Virtual Open Event? Send them to transition2020@framdurham.com (submission deadline: 18th September) and we'll be answering them on the night! 5pm Thursday 24th September! 📆 https://t.co/l8YgoplSeP https://t.co/4Ao1rVSTow

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Sign up to our Virtual Open Evening! 📢 We'll be hosting a Q&A session on the night, submit your questions by email to transition2020@framdurham.com (submission deadline: 18th September) Register for the event on Eventbrite and find out more here: https://t.co/l8YgoplSeP https://t.co/TShcoSJHEw

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Virtual Year 6 Open Evening

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Fram Book Week

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Proposed Sixth Form Open Evening

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Proposed Y7 Tutor Evening

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Proposed Y8 Tutor Evening

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Proposed Y9 Tutor Evening

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Proposed Y10 Tutor Evening

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School Closes to Students for Half Term Holiday

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School Opens for All

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Year 11 Tutor Evening

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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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Virtual Open Evening (2021 Year 7 Intake)

Thursday 24th September 2020 - Information coming soon!

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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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