Maggie Adair has left a rough comprehensive school in Glasgow to teach at Downey House, an exclusive boarding school for girls. As term begins, so do the fun and games . . . Maggie and Stan have been dating for years; their relationship is about exciting as soggy toast. Can it survive Maggie's move? Simone and Fliss are in the same form. Simone has won a scholarship and is determined to make her parents proud. Fliss is furious at being so far from home and her friends. As Simone tries desperately to fit in, Fliss tries desperately to escape. Veronica Deveral, headmistress, knows how to manage a school. But she has a secret that could ruin her career . . .