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

For #InternationalWomensDay there is a creative competition for all students with the chance to win a great prize! https://t.co/zgv0hHVXyI

Monday is International Women's Day, and we have some fantastic virtual opportunities for our students to take part in around this year's theme #ChooseToChallenge https://t.co/AQ3yQaPeU9

Please see the link below to support students undertaking lateral flow testing. Participating students have already received a time slot to come into school between Friday 5th and Tuesday 9th. https://t.co/y4FsmAx9IQ

Anyone can enter the Show Your Shares competition for #worldbookday2021! Follow the link below to find out how you can win a £100 book token! https://t.co/dDLvpNsvwL https://t.co/3nLny0w8Fn

Year 11 Parents’ Evening for Children in Tutor Groups E to H to be held on Tuesday 16th March. Watch out for an email from school inviting you to make appointments or go to https://t.co/sLyLl0oyL1 to make your appointments.


International Women’s Day

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School Production

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Y11 Parents’ Evening

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Diversity Day

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GCSE Music Practical Exam

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Y11 Parents’ Evening

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School Closes for Easter Holiday

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School Re-Opens For All

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Post 18 Options Evening

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Y7 Parents’ 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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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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