Cecily is a Socialite who attends Spence Acadamy for Girls, trying to be within the social circle of the higher ranking girls. She has a dislike for Gemma Doyle, whom became a good friend of the leading high ranking girl, Felicity Worthington. She also disapproves of Ann Bradshaw who is a scholarship student, and therefore she feels Ann is not worthy of being treated as better than a servant.

a pale, pinch-faced girl who used to be very close to Felicity and Pippa but is now Felicity's rival after Felicity rejects her, and close friends with Elizabeth. Cecily is very conceited and snobbish and thinks very poorly of Gemma and Ann. She is the oldest of the girls at Spence