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: Thank you to all the parents and children who attended our Open Evening @fram_official tonight. Our teachers and stude…

We would really appreciate if you could donate some of your hard earned pennies to an excellent cause. Thank you so much for all the donations so far! Parents/staff can also donate via Parent pay. https://t.co/evutwdZwir

We look forward to welcoming prospective students and parents/carers to tonight's Open Evening. 👋 Please take note of the timeslots for each primary school stated below. https://t.co/ZN6JdC5tZp

Want to join our team at Fram? Apply for our Cover Manager Vacancy NOW! Deadline: 24/09/2021 - 9:00AM https://t.co/g7KGeF788E https://t.co/i2ttCcCgT6

Do you know how to add parental controls to your children's phones? If not, here are two handy guides to help! https://t.co/FsaiKf61Q7

Dates for the Diary


Sixth Form Open Evening

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Year 7 Tutor Evening

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Year 10 Drama Exam

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Year 11 Sixth Form Enrichment Day

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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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Staff Training Day - Students Do Not Attend

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School Re-opens for All

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Year 11 Tutor Evening

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Holiday - School Closed

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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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