And a one, two, three, hit it! With the arrival of a new teacher and a tussle for power between some of the existing staff, there's tension in the air at Winchesterfield Downsfordvale School for Proper Young Ladies. Alice-Miranda and her friends are surprised, but with a disaster in the village that's left a family without a home, they have bigger things on their mind. The students have a plan to help the family - and they're aiming high! Meanwhile, confusion is escalating among the teachers with mysterious notes appearing and disappearing. Is someone out to cause trouble? If so can Alice-Miranda decipher the clues?