Welcome to Framwellgate Sixth Form

FSD is very proud of the sixth form provision, and year on year most students achieve the results they need to secure places at their first choice university. Many students also secure places at Russell Group Universities, which are world-class research intensive institutions delivering an outstanding education beyond school life. FSD has an excellent reputation for preparing students for life after school, not only through their daily education, but through outstanding care, guidance and support.

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Why Choose Us?

Today we raised money for @savechildrenuk Christmas Jumper Day! We loved seeing all your jazzy jumpers! 🎅🏼 https://t.co/jOpBYPlDjS

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

Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper Day in the sixth form. Don’t forget! https://t.co/VfLGZN6Oy1

The elf in the room is that there’s only one more sleep until #ChristmasJumperDay 😱🥳 Join us and @alexandamusic tomorrow, Thursday 8th December for #ChristmasJumperDay 🫶🎄 Sign up now: https://t.co/jWsnlhnvyU https://t.co/llMdKqv1te

We’re here to support all of our students to achieve their dreams. #Post16 #SixthForm @UniOfSurrey https://t.co/dC36BUng3g

We want to congratulate Owen on his success so far! #Post16 #SixthForm @sunderlanduni https://t.co/HOzWg3vKyB

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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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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