About Us

Welcome from Andy Byers

Framwellgate School Durham is a great place to teach and to learn.

I was delighted to be appointed to the post of Headteacher here in September 2017 and am proud to be working alongside our staff, students, and parents.

The school we are building together is based on the values of honesty and integrity; on the quality of our relationships; on respect and empathy for others; and on a genuine passion for learning.

We’ll do our very best to help our students be the best they can be and achieve the very best exam results they can. But our curriculum and teaching are about so much more. We want our students to develop friendships for life and to become caring and compassionate young adults with a range of interests and the skills they need to adapt to a changing world. And we want them to be happy. That’s not a bad aim for a school is it?

We won’t get everything right but, like our students, we will keep trying to learn and improve. I would be delighted if you and your child chose to join us on our exciting journey. This website offers a snapshot of what we are like, so please contact us to arrange a visit.

Andy Byers



We will provide exceptional curriculum opportunities, learning experiences and personal support and guidance.

Outstanding Outcomes

We will set high standards  for academic and personal achievement: our students will have high aspirations,  make excellent progress and develop the skills and qualities  needed for further study and employment.

Positive Relationships

We will set high standards of personal conduct and engagement with the school and its community. We will be a school students are proud to represent.


We will strive to support our students to be the best they possibly can by providing a rich curriculum, fantastic opportunities and outstanding care, support and guidance.