Filming has now begun on Series 6 and 7 of Malory Towers at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location around Devon and Cornwall.

Production of the two new 10 x 25-minute series began shortly after Series 5 of the beloved Enid Blyton adaptation premiered on CBBC. Series 5 marked the first time that the show’s had been based at a UK facility, with studio production previously taking place in Canada. Read more about the making of Series 5 at The Bottle Yard Studios here.

Arriving at the school for Series 6 and 7 will be history obsessed Nancy, played by Ellie Goldstein, who is an advocate for disability and uses her platform to act as a role model to other people with Down Syndrome.

Jo Sargent, Executive Producer at King Bert Productions said: “We’re excited to be back on location for Season 6 and 7 of Malory Towers. As well as welcoming back old friends and getting to know new characters we’ll be saying goodbye to our original girls at the end of the series as they leave Malory Towers for the world of work or university.’

The series also welcomes newcomer Lily Vernon played by Jodie Steele (Professor T, Eastenders, SIX). Lily is a glamourous ex-Hollywood actress who has ties to Miss Grayling and Malory Towers. The third form’s adventurous antics continue when they learn of a Time Capsule buried by former students, and friendship continues to be at the heart of the show as we experience the last glorious year at Malory Towers for Darrell Rivers and her sixth-form friends that we have all grown to know and love.

Series 6 and 7 of Malory Towers are King Bert Productions (Malory Towers, Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!, After Ever After) commissioned for BBC Children’s and produced in association with BYUtv and WildBrain, who are also global distributor for the series. The series has already been sold to the US (BYUtv), France (France TV) and Canada (Family Channel) and Australia (ABC). Adapted for televisions by Rachel Flowerday and Sasha Hails, and produced by David Collier, and executive produced by Jo Sargent and Yvonne Sellins for King Bert Productions. Bruce McDonald and Jack Jameson return to direct.

Malory Towers series 6 and 7 was commissioned by BBC Children’s Head of Content Sarah Muller and is executive produced for the BBC by Anita Burgess. The underlying rights were acquired from Hachette Children’s Group, owners of Enid Blyton Entertainment and publisher of Malory Towers.

Malory Towers series 6 &7 will come to CBBC and iPlayer in 2025. Series 1 – 5 are available now on BBC iPlayer.