Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Chalet School in the Oberland (The Chalet School, #30)” as Want to Read:
The Chalet School in the Oberland (The Chalet School, #30)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Chalet School in the Oberland (The Chalet School #26)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  153 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A finishing branch of the Chalet School is opened in the Oberland headed by Miss Wilson with a supporting cast of Mlle Berne, Miss Nalder, Matron, new staff member Miss Norton and former 'much loved' head girl Gillian Culver as secretary. The pupils are drawn from the Chalet School in England, Red Gables, Dulverley High and Branscombe Park.
ebook, 246 pages
Published 2011 by Armada (first published 1952)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Chalet School in the Oberland, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Chalet School in the Oberland

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
LH Johnson
Coming back to the Chalet School after some time away is the most comforting of things. Whilst my books have been in storage, I've been relying on public libraries and second hand bookshops and the odd, hysteria-inducing car boot sale ("Quick, they've got a hardback copy of Princess! You chat to him nonchalantly whilst I pretend to look calm!").

But lo, now my books are out of storage, and I have been reunited with them, it is time to begin the great 'let's read the titles I've forgotten about'
...more
Sarah
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is set concurrently with the previous book in the series, Shocks in the Chalet School.

The Chalet School is opening a new "finishing" branch in the Oberland (Swiss Alps), so that girls can spend their last year or two in a foreign country, and learn a bit more about culture, and other things that are not taught in a normal school.

Peggy Bettany and her friends are the first batch in the new Chalet School, and they need to carry on the traditions of their previous school. Midway through
...more
Sue
Jan 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Chalet School opens a sixth-form 'finishing school' in Switzerland. A mixture of 38 girls from various schools begin the term together, headed by Miss Wilson and one or two other familiar faces from the series.

Gradually the girls learn to work and play together. There are some old favourite characters, including Peggy Bettany who goes through a very difficult period. There are also some new folk, some of whom struggle with the Chalet School ethos until a crisis happens. This book is a little
...more
KarenV
Jan 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, school-stories
I was so glad to snag this off Ebay recently - it's one of the few that I don't/didn't own and I really wanted it to fill the gap in my collection. The emphasis was slightly different to the regular series, as it concentrates on the new finishing branch of the school, so the set up is slightly different, but with many familiar characters. I was also pleased to have some of the storylines from other books fleshed out and as usual, it was a fast, nostalgic and enjoyable read.
Sally
Jan 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Sally by: Sängerin
I had to read this after Shawne and I were discussing the Chalet School on Saturday! Now there's only one official CS book left for me to read - though a fair few are in need of a re-read.

I can't say that I loved it as much as I have some of the others. I liked the set-up and the idea, the beginnings of the finishing branch of the school in the Swiss Oberland, but the book itself just wasn't as awesome. Too many new and unfamiliar faces! Sure there was Peggy Bettany and a couple of others hoveri
...more
Deborah
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actually mine's a hardback copy and quite possibly a first edition - so Elma and her friends are smoking as well as playing cards on a Sunday!

This version of the autumn term, covered on the island by 'Shocks', is all about the new 'finishing' branch of the Chalet School, in Switzerland. An old girl has been left a chalet by her aunt (Frieda, perhaps? Wasn't it her aunt in Switzerland that they escaped to in 'Exile'?). Rather than use this as a holiday home, or sell it, the old girl gives it to t
...more
Sarah Adamson
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, owned
This is a very different Chalet book!!
This book features the students during their first year on the Oberland. Miss Wilson and some of the less well known Chalet staff are setting up the finishing branch in Switzerland. There are some well known students including Peggy Bettany and Dickie Christie. However the book allows for great focus on new students adapting to the chalet beliefs whilst already being well developed young ladies.
Discussions on smoking, the use of make up and boys are all br
...more
Donna Boultwood
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was great to read about the chalet school finally back in the Alps and to read more adult issues too. Loved Miss Wilson's line about not yet liking men in that way! Good old Elma and Edna came around in the end.
Kerry
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2017
While this is not one of the better Chalet School books I have a sneaking affection for it. It is lovely to get back to Abroad again, as the Finishing Branch opens in Switzerland. All the girls are at least sixteen and some are eighteen and so nearly grown-up! While boarding school stories are about wealthy families, when the characters are young girls they behave as schoolgirls of that age do everywhere, wealthy or not, so that is not the most important aspect. However only a certain class of g ...more
Emily Ettridge
rated it it was amazing
Mar 09, 2015
Catherine Wright
rated it it was ok
Apr 14, 2016
2ndwitch
rated it it was amazing
Mar 22, 2011
Carol
rated it it was amazing
Sep 16, 2008
Harriet
rated it really liked it
Mar 03, 2013
Vanessa
rated it liked it
Dec 27, 2016
Hannah
rated it liked it
Jun 26, 2011
Shirley
rated it it was amazing
Nov 04, 2017
Katie
rated it really liked it
May 18, 2014
Tobi Grantham
rated it liked it
Feb 07, 2013
Karen
rated it it was amazing
Feb 11, 2015
Hannah
rated it liked it
Feb 24, 2018
Fiona
rated it liked it
Sep 04, 2016
Amara
rated it liked it
Jan 11, 2012
Sarah
rated it liked it
Jan 15, 2014
Tig
rated it liked it
Nov 05, 2012
Hephaistion
rated it really liked it
Feb 27, 2012
Ozalina
rated it liked it
Jun 13, 2013
Jay Vaux
rated it it was amazing
Feb 27, 2016
Sumandeshpande
rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2011
Liz
rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • End of Term (The Marlows, #4)
  • First Term at Trebizon (Trebizon, #1)
  • The Glass Bird Girl (Knight's Haddon, #1)
  • Clover (Carr Family, #4)
  • The Whitby Witches (The Whitby Witches, #1)
  • Last Term at Malory Towers (Malory Towers, #6)
  • A Dream of Sadler's Wells (Sadler's Wells, #1)
  • Silver Brumbies of the South
  • Alice-Miranda on Holiday
  • Kentucky Thriller (Laura Marlin Mysteries, #3)
  • Family Reunion
  • A Dog So Small
  • Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer: A Golden Treasury of Classic Treats
  • Slog's Dad
  • Nevermore
  • My Brother Is A Superhero (My Brother is a Superhero, #1)
Elinor M. Brent-Dyer was born as Gladys Eleanor May Dyer on 6th April 1894, in South Shields in the industrial northeast of England, and grew up in a terraced house which had no garden or inside toilet. She was the only daughter of Eleanor Watson Rutherford and Charles Morris Brent Dyer. Her father, who had been married before, left home when she was three years old. In 1912, her brother Henzell d ...more
More about Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

Other books in the series

The Chalet School (1 - 10 of 58 books)
  • The School at the Chalet (The Chalet School, #1)
  • Jo of the Chalet School (The Chalet School, #2)
  • The Princess of the Chalet School (The Chalet School, #3)
  • The Head Girl of the Chalet School (The Chalet School, #4)
  • Rivals of the Chalet School (The Chalet School, #5)
  • Eustacia Goes to the Chalet School (The Chalet School, #6)
  • The Chalet School and Jo (The Chalet School, #7)
  • The Chalet Girls in Camp (The Chalet School, #8)
  • Exploits of the Chalet Girls (The Chalet School, #9)
  • The Chalet School and the Lintons (The Chalet School, #10)