Big School. Image shows from L to R: Miss Postern (Catherine Tate), Mr Church (David Walliams). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions
Big School

Big School

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about the dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive whiteboards of an urban secondary school. Stars David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Frances de la Tour, Joanna Scanlan and more.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4

When Ofsted arrive to conduct an impromptu inspection, Greybridge School is thrown into even more chaos than usual.

Preview clips

Further details

Big School. Image shows from L to R: Mr Grey (Tim Frances), Ms Steele (Sylvestra Le Touzel). Copyright: BBC / King Bert Productions

Ofsted arrive to conduct an impromptu inspection, causing Greybridge School to be thrown into even more chaos than usual.

Not only does the inspectors' presence seriously mess with Ms Baron's enjoyment of her confiscated bag of marijuana, it also spreads panic throughout the teaching staff as they worry about their futures.

Cheating at basketball, word association, fiendishly tight costumes and lots and lots of bribery - when it comes to hanging onto their jobs, there's nothing the Greybridge staff won't resort to.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th September 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 7th April 2016 10:00pm Gold
Friday 8th April 2016 1:10am Gold
Friday 3rd March 2017 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2017 2:25am Gold
Thursday 7th September 2017 3:15am Gold
Friday 8th September 2017 2:10am Gold
Tuesday 10th October 2017 2:20am Gold
Wednesday 11th October 2017 2:05am Gold
Tuesday 14th November 2017 1:20am Gold

Cast & crew

David Walliams Mr Church
Catherine Tate Miss Postern
Philip Glenister Mr Gunn
Frances de la Tour Ms Baron
Joanna Scanlan Mrs Klebb
Steve Speirs Mr Barber
Daniel Rigby Mr Martin
James Greene Mr Hubble
Jocelyn Jee Esien Daphne
Matthew Fenton Nicholas
Cheryl Fergison Jo
Guest cast
Sylvestra Le Touzel Ms Steele (Chief Ofsted Inspector)
Tim Frances Mr Grey (Ofsted Inspector)
Lewes Roberts Jake
Writing team
David Walliams Writer
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Bros) Writer
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Bros) Writer
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Bros) Writer
Kevin Cecil Script Editor
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Jo Sargent Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
David Walliams Executive Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
David Arnold Composer
Michael Price Composer


Mr Church's chemistry lesson

Mr Church gives his class a very special chemistry lesson.

Featuring: David Walliams (Mr Church), James Greene (Mr Hubble) & Cheryl Fergison (Jo).

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