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Ahead of the Class (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  30 January 2005 (UK)
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Drama based on real-life events. Marie Stubbs, a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is coming up to retirement age, takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's ... See full summary »

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Drama based on real-life events. Marie Stubbs, a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is coming up to retirement age, takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's School in north west London which was facing closure after the notorious murder of its previous headmaster, Philip Lawrence, in 1995 as he was breaking up a fight between his pupils and those from a rival school. Written by Anonymous

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A Feel good film for the masses
7 August 2007 | by (Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England) – See all my reviews

Certainly not the best film I've ever seen Julie Walters do but definitely thought provoking.

Julie Walters portrayal of Glasgow born Headmistress Mhairi Stubbs was fantastic. She makes the character stand out like a head of school should. And Julies Glasgow accent, phenomenally done, a Real blast from home, You would never suspect she was a midlands girl after watching this.

The film successfully displays the atmosphere to be found in a lot of schools all over the country even mine once or twice. This film encourages the viewer to look back on school experiences and smile.

Ahead of the class made for an enjoyable and at times gripping movie experience and personally, I would watch it again.


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