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

Yesterday we gave out prizes to the winners of our International Women's Day competition. Here is just one example of the fabulous work our students have produced. Thank you to Isla and Zoe for organising this event. #internationalwomensday2021 https://t.co/6Nl73EBLlI

RT @Framheadteacher: Science teacher? We have a great opportunity @fram_official @FSDSixth - following the promotion of the current post-ho…

RT @BrittonLyndsey: So proud of Zoe & Isla who have arranged this fantastic school wide initiative for #IWD Huge thank you to the brillia…

And to Y12 students Zoe & Isla who made it all happen. Well done to all the students who took part with brilliant questions & insightful comments. We're proud to see our students so committed to the values of equality and respect for all. (2/2)

What a fantastic #InternationalWomensDay! We hope our students are feeling inspired & ready to #ChooseToChallenge! Thanks so much to our special guests @marykfoy , Sally Waterston & Susan Bell of @WaterstonsLtd, Vicki Parry @IOPTeaching & our fantastic former students. (1/2) https://t.co/XFrQXDE7Mh


Post 18 Options Evening

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Y7 Parents’ Evening

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Y9 Healthy Choices Day

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Y9 Exams

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Y7 Parents’ Evening

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Y10 Healthy Choices Day

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Bank Holiday – School Closed

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Y10 Exams

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Bow Tie Thursday

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School Closes for Half Term Holiday

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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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