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?

It is crucial to encourage self-care among children. https://t.co/XhVluLNZXf

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Challenging gender stereotypes is an important part of our careers programme. We're looking for former Fram students who are now in underrepresented careers and could share their experiences with our current students. Please get in touch if you can help!

This short film highlights the dangers of sending inappropriate images online… #saferinternetday https://t.co/mJDsaLurKf

Does your child use TikTok? Going through this checklist together can help them ensure they are using it safely… #saferinternetday https://t.co/jhF8y5FX6i

Dates for the diary


Y13 Parents’ Evening

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Y8 Options Interviews

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International Women’s Day

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School Production

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Y11 Parents’ Evening

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Diversity Day

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GCSE Music Practical Exam

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Y11 Parents’ Evening

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School Closes for Easter Holiday

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School Re-Opens For All

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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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