Welcome to Summerhill, a school where pupils make the rules and are encouraged to play. 11-year-old Maddie is sent to Summerhill after collapsing from exam stress. When she arrives, she can't believe it is true – a school where you don't have to go to lessons, where you're encouraged to play, where you make all the rules yourself and where climbing trees and building boats are definitely part of the curriculum. When 14-year-old Ryan is sent there after no other school can contain his disruptive behaviour, he thinks he has gone to Heaven.
22 January 2008 (2008-01-22)
New pupils Maddy and Ryan switch roles as Maddy becomes a rebel and Ryan submits.
28 January 2008 (2008-01-28)
Maddy admits that she, not Ryan, caused the fire at the school.
29 January 2008 (2008-01-29)
The pupils of Summerhill take the government to court to fight the closure of the school.