BACK to school – and jolly hockey sticks for these students at the Gwy House School for Girls, Chepstow.

Opened by the du Bochet sisters in 1907 in Gwy House, Bridge Street, now the home of Chepstow Museum, this boarding school for young ladies offered “a good modern education with special advantages in music.”

Alice du Bochet taught music while her elder sister Gertrude was principal.

As well as hockey, the girls could also play tennis and cricket.

Lessons were also given in woodcarving, metal working and book binding.

None of the girls in this photograph has been identified, but many girls did not come from local families, as the school catered for boarders.

If you know anyone – please let the Museum know.

The du Bochets left Chepstow in 1913 and took over the St Mary’s Hill School at Horsell, near Woking, taking pupils with them.