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 @fram_official: Looking for some casual work? Join our team at Fram as an exam invigilator! Click the link below for more information.…

RT @FramwellgatePE: Great day talking all things Well-being with Y7 during our Enrichment Day. We had a go at some circuits, Just Dance and…

RT @framdt: Enrichment day today - year 8 made lasagne and garlic bread and some biscuits well done year 8 you were brilliant. @fram_offici

RT @AmbitionFram: A little bit of moisture in the air as our Duke of Edinburgh Year 11 students start their day expedition @fram_official @…

RT @FramwellgatePE: 2 home games for Fram Y10&11 boys tomorrow night against St Robert’s. Students are aware #Framfootball

Dates for the Diary


School Re-opens for All

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Year 11 Tutor Evening

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Holiday - School Closed

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Year 10 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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Year 11 Mock Exams

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Year 10 Parents'/Carers' Evening (half year group)

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Winter Concert

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School Closes for Christmas Holiday

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Staff Training Day - Students Do Not Attend

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School Re-opens for All

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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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