Marie Stubbs is a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is close to the age of retirement. After being Head teacher at The Douay Martyrs School, Ickenham, she takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's School in North West London. The school is facing closure after its previous headmaster, Philip kind Lawrence, was murdered in 1995, while breaking up a fight between his pupils and students from a rival school.
The drama was filmed on location at former Kingsland Secondary School in Dalston, Hackney, London.
Julie Walters as Marie, Lady Stubbs
Reece Dinsdale as Sean Devlin (Deputy Headteacher)
Hannah Yelland as Tracy O'Leary (Deputy Headteacher)