The school in 1940
Miss Darke’s resignation is a blow as the school needs firm leadership. The task of the head girl, J Wylie, is not easy, and the next year is to be little short of calamitous. Aerial photographs, nevertheless, show the extent of the school’s progress in a short, six-and-a-half years. Gone is the cramped Victorian atmosphere of Jeppestown and the school is set to spread its wings.
One former pupil, Frances Graham, who contributes much creative writing to the school magazine, marries her fiancé who is a fighter pilot in the war.