It's 1981 - the time of Adam and the Ants, Rubik's Cube, the Sony Walkman and the Falklands War – as headteacher Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley-on-the-Forest School for another rollercoaster year.
Vera, the ever efficient school secretary enjoys a royal occasion while Ruby the caretaker rediscovers romance with a Butlin's Redcoat. And for Jack, wedding bells are in the air but the unexpected is just round the corner . . .