Ethos & Values

Excellence, compassion and respect for all

Our school is based on the values of honesty and integrity; on the quality of our relationships; on respect, compassion and empathy for others; and on a genuine passion for learning.

We promote the highest academic standards and understand that school is about so much more. We want our students to be kind, resilient and hardworking young people, ready to take their place in the wider world with knowledge and understanding, friendships for life and pride in their school. Above all, we want our students to be happy.

Draft Ethos Statement: Spring 2018


Framwellgate School Durham Students support several charities each year. For more information, visit our dedicated charities page through the following link:

Charities supported by FSD

Promoting British Values

FSD is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of Framwellgate School Durham’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.