School for the Expelled


While trying to shield her cousin, Amanda,  Trudy Timms was wrongly accused of stealing money from the Headmistress’s study. Her father, shocked to think his daughter had forgotten the family motto, “Honesty Above All”, sent her away from Meadowlands School to Grimstock Grange—the School for the Expelled!

school for the expelled


  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones


  • School for the Expelled – Judy: #497 (19 July 1969) – #508 (4 October 1969)
  • Reprinted – Judy: #998 (24 February 1979) – #1009 (12 May 1979)


9 thoughts on “School for the Expelled

  1. How did this one end? I presume it’s with her name being cleared and an apologetic dad reinstating her at her old school, but what are the exact circumstances, please?

  2. Surprisingly the ending is not as you expected. Trudy works hard at getting the girls to put more effort in school. There is a threat of Grimstone closing and the girls would be transferred to special homes and institutions. Trudy goes to her old school for help and convinces them to donate some books and play a hockey match. It is after the match when she runs into Amanda that the truth comes out. The teachers and classmates are quick to welcome Trudy back but she has made friends in her new school and won’t abandon them now, she is just happy to have her name cleared.

    If her father is apologetic we don’t see it. Prior to Trudy’s name being cleared, he visits Grimstone with the school board when they are talk about closing the school, but he won’t even look Trudy in the eye.

  3. The dates for the first appearance of this serial are #497 (19 July 1969) – #508 (4 October 1969).

    Thanks from me also for the details of the ending, as I’m missing the last episode. I’d be curious to know, however, how the awful Amanda gets her comeuppance – if she does. How is her betrayal of Trudy discovered?

    1. Thanks for the dates.

      Amanda is nervous about Trudy’s visits to Meadowlands School (with the hockey team). She is worried that the truth will come out, so of course makes the mistake to try and get rid of Trudy for good by putting purse in her coat pocket and other things in the other girls pockets. But Trudy walks in on her and she confesses everything. This is overheard by the head. Whether Amanda is given a second chance or is expelled we don’t know, though Trudy believes if she is given another chance she will be good.

      I can also send you on the last episode you are missing.

      1. I just sent Goof scans of the episode.

        Pretty despicable, trying to frame Trudy like that. I think she should be expelled.

        1. Lorrsadmin also sent them. Thanks again to you both.

          I quite agree that Amanda should be expelled pronto, even if she hadn’t tried to frame the Grimstock Grange girls – her original betrayal of Trudy was bad enough. However, at least she was caught and exposed. Too many villains in girls’ comic stories get off scot free from crimes which should land them with double-digit jail sentences.

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