School Days: 1994-1998

Jessica came to Grange Hill from private school when her dad's business ran into difficulties. Sassy, attractive and intelligent, Jessica settled in easily and won several male admirers. At first she wore elegant, classy clothes but soon followed the crowd and enjoyed her new school. Tragedy struck in Year 11 when Jessica was diagnosed with ME; Arnie's lack of support didn't help matters. Happily Jess recovered quickly and returned to Grange Hill with attitude; she'll certainly have done well for herself!

Jessica Arnold
Year 9: Jessica joins the Lucy and Dennis' class. She sets up a drama club with Miss Jordan and several boys fancy her. A mystery assailant gropes Jessica; Mr Arnold is furious and a major inquiry is launched. The attacker turns out to be Brian. Jessica acts in the girls' play and goes to Germany with the choir.

Year 10: Jessica is going out with Joe. She enjoys a day go-karting at his dad's track. At the end of the year, she's involved with the school video.

Year 11: Jessica is suffering from a mystery illness; Arnie thinks she's attention-seeking but it emerges she has ME. She goes to her aunt in California to recover.

Year 12: Jessica returns and becomes editor of the school magazine. She spices it up with sexy centrefolds; Gemma's dad is not amused and makes a complaint. Mr Robson's future is on the line but Jessica speaks up for him.

Series 21: Jessica has now left Grange Hill and goes to college. She still attends Dennis' leaving party.

FAMILY: Jess lived with her parents and brother Arnie; home was a picturesque cottage with a large back garden. Dad Jim was a local businessman; mum Caroline stayed at home. Arnie and Jess had an aunt in America.

ASSOCIATES: Lucy Mitchell, Dennis Morris, Claire Sullivan, Jodie Abadeyo, Lauren Phillips, Joe Williams, Brian Shaw, Gabriel Woods

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Finished university. Not sure what happened next...

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