School Days: 1988-1994
A different kind of rebel - at least that's how Mrs
McClusky saw her. Justine was determined to get noticed
the moment she walked throught he gates of Grange Hill;
from day one her customisations to school uniform made
her a thorn in the side of her headmistress. But that
was the full extent of her crimes - Justine was in fact
a very ballsy girl, academically very able, not one
to follow the crowd and with a very caring side to her.
She fiercely defended her friends but it was her unlikely
friendship with Tegs Ratcliffe which characterised her early
years at school. Justine took Tegs under her wing, helping
him to overcome his literacy problems and search for his missing
mum. She was devastated when Tegs left Grange Hill for Germany;
he'd always hoped their friendship would become something
As the years progressed Justine became highly thought of her
teachers and soon found herself editor of the school newspaper.
From here on Justine knew she wanted to become a journalist
and Mr Robson even turned to her when he needed help writing
the school prospectus! The sixth-form Justine was an ambassador
for Grange Hill focused on making good her ambitions - all a
far cry from that little girl seeing how far she could push
things in Year 7.
Series 11 Justine arrives for her first day
at Grange Hill wearing a purple blouse. She becomes a
regular visitor to Mrs McClusky for flouting dress codes.
Justine strikes up a friendship with Tegs Ratcliffe and
tries to help him overcome his reading problems.
Series 12 Justine
helps Tegs hide his brother, Mark, who has escaped from
prison. She becomes increasingly uncomfortable and urges
Tegs to hand Mark over. Justine helps Tegs find his
absent mother, and he breaks down in her arms when the
search proves fruitless.
Series 13 Tegs is
jealous of Justine's boyfriend, Andy, but she dumps him
when he brags to his mates. Justine, Chrissy and Natalie
start a T-shirt printing enterprise and blackmails Rod
the caretaker into finding them a room; Neil Timpson locks
them in and the girls are found unconscious.
Series 14 Tegs
leaves for Germany, leaving Justine devastated. On the
Dartmoor trip, Chrissy confides in Justine about her
pregnancy and Justine takes the baby's father, Ted Fisk,
to task. Justine is offered an exchange holiday in Sweden.
Year 11 Justine begins
dating Liam Brady from St Joe's. Her classmates aren't
pleased as Grange Hill is in the middle of a conflict
with the rival school. Liam is killed on his way to a
gang fight, leaving Justine devastated. As editor of the
school newspaper, Justine is furious when Ms Janowitz
"doctors" her interview with Max Hargreaves.
Year 12 Still in
mourning for Liam, Justine receives an invitation from
Luke Cresswell to spend the weekend with him. Overnight
she sees the ghost of Liam, urging her to move on. Justine
helps Ray with preparations for Kenny's wedding.
Year 13 Justine collects
Martha Jordan from the airport and brings her to Grange
Hill. Mr Robson turns to Justine for help writing a school
prospectus, and she pulls Maria back from the brink when
Maria's dad causes her to go off the rails.
ROMANCE: Justine's first
boyfriend, Andy Mitchell, caused tensions between her and
Tegs but she chucked him when it became clear he wanted a
trophy girlfriend. First serious relationship with Liam, a
St Joe's pupil, caused friction with classmates and ended
in tragedy when Liam was killed. Justine took a shine to a
visiting public school boy, Luke Cresswell, but the memory
of Liam prevented anything more developing. Though she'd never
admit it, Justine developed a secret fondness for Ray in the
FAMILY: Lived near Grange
Hill with her parents and older sister Tracey, who was often
embarrassed by Justine's disregard for school dress code.
ASSOCIATES: Tegs Ratcliffe,
Chrissy Mainwaring, Maria Watts, Fran Williams, Liam Brady,
Ray Haynes, Ted Fisk.
CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Probably
enjoying a successful career in journalism.