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

We are very proud that as well as making over 4000 visors for our local community, we have also donated over £1800 to NHS Charities. Big thanks to our community, staff and parents and to Mr Wilson, Miss Atkinson, Mr White, Mr Smith and Mr Gargett for the making of the visors

RT @AmbitionFram: We finally had the chance to celebrate our students achievements from last year. It was a shame not to have their parents…

How do we apply for Framwellgate School Durham? Everything you need to know about our school and the application process is explained on our Virtual Open Event Eventbrite page. You can still register for Post Event Access here: https://t.co/oGjYODRhQh https://t.co/l30tvcUvq8

RT @FSDSixth: To all of the marvellous teachers at @fram_official, Happy World Teachers Day! Thank you today and every other day for what y…

We don't want you to miss out! You still have chance to get to know us better, like enjoying a tour of our school from the comfort of your own home: https://t.co/RBCJvV5BNV 👀 For access to our full Open Event page: https://t.co/oGjYODRhQh https://t.co/8Q9Kvntbr8


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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Y12 Health Day

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Remembrance Day Activities

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Children in Need Day

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Y7 Photographs

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Y11 RSE Day

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Y10 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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