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 @fsdartanddesign: How many of you have seen our bus stop posters? They're all still up in 25 locations in and around Durham. #art #promo

RT @fsdartanddesign: Year 11 - The deadline for handing in your Unit 1 sketchbook is Monday 9th January. Take your book home over Christmas…

RT @AmbitionFram: This term y10 students have visited the Foodbank Warehouse & learned how they manage everything from receiving donations…

RT @helenmachin23: We had such an amazing day with yr13 psychology students @FSDSixth. Dr Guy Sutton explored so many fascinating aspects o…

RT @fsdartanddesign: First job of the day; make some postcards to send home. We’re so pleased with the progress being made in Year 10 Photo…

Dates for the Diary


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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Year 9 Progress Evening - X Band (online)

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Year 9 Progress Evening - Y Band (online)

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Holocaust Memorial Day

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Year 9 Options Evening

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Year 8 Progress Evening - X Band (online)

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Year 8 Progress Evening - Y Band (online)

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School Closes to Students 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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