Our School is a long running fly-on-the wall documentary series that follows the ups and downs of young people at school, holding up a mirror to CBBC’s audience. Our School’s 5th series is based in Hawthorn High School near Cardiff in Wales. The series joins the year 7s and 8s as they find out what big school is like and that it’s nothing to be scared of. The brand now includes 6 series. The spin off series, Our School Summer Camp (10 x 25') launched in 2019. This takes kids from three of the schools previously featured on Our School for an immersive summer camp in a boarding school in the heart of the countryside with daily challenges and activities. The head teacher is played by Shirley Ballas from Strictly Come Dancing.