After September - September 2007
The staff at Gwendolyn Kyte's School for Girls are an odd assortment of social misfits and eccentrics at a school caught in a time warp. Ursula Kyte has been left in charge following her mother's death. The school is falling into disrepair and, at the beginning of a new term, a government Education Inspector arrives to investigate anonymous letters defaming the school and its staff. Will the school be closed? If so, where will they all go? And what has happened to Trixie, Gwendolyn Kyte's beloved pet dog?
The staff ponder the future
The Inspector arrives
Trixie has been found
Mrs Godfrey spreads the rumours
A plan of action is formed