However, every pupil knows that at WaterlooRoad they'll always be cared for by the staff and given every chance to achieve an education. The teachers themselves are often far from perfect, but as any pupil with a problem soon discovers, a few motivated and inspiring individuals can make a massive difference.
Plot Summary | Add Synopsized Trivia WaterlooRoad ran for 10 series, 200 episodes and exactly 9 years. He sometimes struggled to fit in and often found himself “playing the big man,” but it’s all an act, and he was a kind and soft person inside.
Denzel was easily influenced by others such as his criminal older brother Earl and bad boy Kyle Stack. As the group took photos at the Scottish boarder, a drunk truck driver ran into them and Denzel tragically died in the accident.
Denzel was renowned for his knowledge of quantum physics, his skill on the trapeze and a fondness for Def Leppard. Denzel finds it hard at first, looking terrified as he struggles to read out a simple paragraph in class, but he begins to cheer up as his new English teacher offers him help outside of school.
When Miss Mason discovers that there's a gun at school, Earl tells Denzel to take it, assuring him that the police will be lenient on him because of his age. Denzel is finally able to settle in at WaterlooRoad and is even convinced by his sister, Samba to form a choir with Lauren Andrews, Alisha Dillon and Danielle Parker.
He also performs in the school talent show with a group of boys under the name “The WaterlooRoad Crew” where they dance to Died Rascal's “Bonkers.” Feeling like he's not getting enough attention from his mother at home, Denzel begins hanging out with WaterlooRoad's newest bad boy, Kyle Stack.
Denzel wins the competition, but he later throws up at the fashion show and is taken to the hospital by a furious Tom Clarkson. Denzel tries to come down when Samba, Mrs. Fisher, Tom and Finn Sharia all come to his rescue with an ambulance on its way, but he trips and is left hanging from his hands.
When Samba is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Denzel was worried that Tom wouldn't stay with him and his mother, Rose. Denzel frequently becomes upset at school, notably during a math lesson where he can't help but cry.
He also confides in Chalky about the guilt he's feeling over not wanting Tom to leave after Samba dies, as he felt that they were finally a proper family. When WaterlooRoad in Rockdale is closed down, Denzel took Michael Byrne up on the opportunity to join his friends at the new school in Scotland.
An attempt by Tom to I Object on this matter is stopped by the fact that the absent father has given signed permission, the mother was the murdered teacher, and he has precisely zero legal relationship with Chloe. Two of the pupils decided to use her lack of social awareness for a practical joke during...
Chloe running away to Manchester (a distance of 10 miles), getting caught shoplifting and almost being pimped out by her flatmate. Jack Rimmed cheating on his girlfriend with Steph Haddock, the French teacher.
The new headteacher being blackmailed by a guy off Holy City because she used to be a freelance horizontal dancer (a lady of the night, a woman of loose morals, whatever other euphemism you like to use) Mikey turning into a Straw woman Environmentalist, complete with Swampy-style tree-climbing. The entirety of 3.20 : Evil Holy Dude (the contractor), after losing his business, sends copies of the newspaper story showing the head as a horizontal worker to all the teachers.
Although we'd heard of it a couple of episodes earlier, a mass exam cheating case is revealed. Evil Holy Dude walks into spelling bee with other school present and reveals all (about Rachel that is.
Idiot chains fire door, resulting in several kids being trapped for several minutes with no- one hearing them, Davina suffering from bad smoke inhalation. Davina has now recovered, END is presumably deceased and Rachel is now suffering from mental and physical scarring.
Chloe and Done get back together, rent a flat and take out a lot of credit. We also have had Rachel Mason employing her sister as the new Head of Adult Education, without first informing people that they are related.
Grandly Budget acquires a dodgy toupee, gets Mistaken for Cheating with the French teacher by his wife, who throws him out, then takes him back after his highly inept performance at a speed dating event proves that he couldn't have had an affair if he'd tried. Earl, member of the family from hell, apparently leaves dead birds on next door neighbor Tom's doorstep.
His brother (Marley) gets elected Head Boy, despite his drunk mother interrupting his speech. The Head Girl's father (a police officer and school governor), thinking that the two, who are dating, are not suitable, falsifies the results so his daughter's positive is shown as his.
The police take the family from hell's kids into care because the aforementioned governor lies about them to social services. Semi-evil redhead turns out to have been home-schooled for a number of months and when she returns to Waterloo Road, she so wants to stay that she gets on the roof and threatens to jump off.
Janice and Steph Haddock get there, but they're too late as Maxine goes slump and dies. After Maxine's death, Rachel decides she's going to quit, but is ultimately persuaded against it.
After Bolton overcomes his fear of Earl and his guilt over not reporting him earlier, the younger brother is freed. Mr. Cleaver puts Bolton up for the UK young boxing championship, giving him pills beforehand to help him “focus”.
When Bolton wins the fight, putting his opponent in hospital, but the pills are found beforehand by another teacher. The referee is concerned enough to put the result on hold pending a drugs test.
Ms. Qureshi dumps Mr. Cleaver, who is suspended pending a disciplinary inquiry. The Kelly's are evicted and in order to get £5,000 to get them accommodation, Marley has to dump his girlfriend, Flick.
A glamour model (who was a former pupil until she got pregnant) comes to school as a representative for a careers' day. Kim Campbell returns from Rwanda, complete with kid of unexpected skin color.
The girl has a full-blown panic attack due to the stress and runs away, turning up safe and well at a road junction. When it emerges that Philip is still a virgin with his 16th birthday approaching, an attempt is made to relieve him of said status.
A Wild Teen Party at the Head's house is subverted as the kids clean up effectively. Philip decides that sex with an upset Flick is not what he wants his first time to be and declines the offer.
Ms. Qureshi thinks that the Army will brainwash the kids to enlist and tells her class that. When Ms. Mason finds out about this, she informs Ms. Qureshi that an authority figure presenting one -sided opinions is brainwashing.
Then she finds out that Tom's been helping Rose out with AA meetings, and financially. Steph investigates after being accused of bullying her and find that she's a diabetic (which teachers should know anyway) who hasn't been taking her insulin as she wants to be a model.
The girl, who has been having vision problems all the day, collapses in the corridor, but the thing is figured beforehand, so a nurse can give her life-saving insulin. She promptly gives birth in the girls' toilets, and decides she wants a baby after all.
Meanwhile, the Home Office finally catch up with Kim, who smuggled 'her' baby into the country. Double meanwhile, Rose fancies Tom, and the Kelly Kids know it.
Also of note, Flick continues to accuse Philip of stalking her, even though he stopped that weeks ago. Flick Mellor's dad, the police chief, attacks Marley with a golf club.
Philip wants to get back at the world in general after he got kicked out of the choir, so he makes chocolate brownies with laxatives in them, resulting in lots of people rushing for the toilets. Ralph Mellor turns up at the school again, angry that Marley's got a restraining order against him.
They write the words on the back of their shirts, with the word-perfect people in the front row. Rachel arrives just in time to stand in front of the digger, but Eddy stops Ralph before she can get hurt.
The mutual class-based antagonism leads to an argument in the staff room and what is legally called a riot in the playground. Steph Haddock gets past over for Head of Modern Languages in favor of someone who can speak better French.
There's a new Executive Head who essentially assumes command from Rachel, while keeping her in place. Rivalry between the two school groups continues, including a false accusation of rape against Bolton.
Pictures of Mr Clarkson and a woman he spent a weekend with years back appear across the school. One of the students is drunk from the night before, which gives a classmate the genius idea of stealing ethanol, putting it in drinks, and selling it.
Lindsey James, one of the daughters of the murdered dad/murdering mum, and chief agitator on the John Foster side, gets a tattoo, and pressures her friends to get matching ones. Lindsey sees Karla (a girl with Asperger's) trying to comfort her little sister about their mother.
So, Lindsey gets a gang together, pins Karla to the floor, shouts at her, and writes on her forehead. Haddock initially leaves, but decides to go back when the consequences of not going are made clear.
Rachel gets wind of it and breaks up the third Cat Fight of the season before it turns serious. Food Tech teacher Ruby Fry pops home during an Open Day to get some dip for the crudités.
Ruby goes back to show, has a Blue Screen Of Death that involves throwing food about, but with help from the pupils and the dinner ladies, puts together a new lunch. Steph, wanting to avoid any more teaching courses, decides to use her “feminine wiles” on LFH.
It turns out they didn't have sex after all, and she was merely put there to stop her drooling over LFH's sofa. An episode of revelations of the seedy kind: The Deputy Head discovers that one Year 12 girl who wants to go to a uni is working as a lap-dancer to support her arthritic father.
She blackmails him, saying that she'll claim he's a paid (rather than a touchy-feely guy who is entirely innocent), but eventually relents when the father thing is revealed. Lindsay was actually the one who killed her father Mr. Clarkson discovers that his son did not come about by accident and was in fact to a household implement.
The farm is owned by a boy at the schools' brother, and he told him to tell the teachers that the trip is cancelled. Sam steals a pig to keep as a pet, as she doesn't want it to be killed for meat.
Michaela wants to join but isn't clever enough, so she starts a protest and the other children get a chance to be interviewed for it. While on work experience, Sam puts a pair of shorts into Bolton's bag, because he wanted them but couldn't afford them.
Finn and Josh do drugs at school and get caught, and Sam and Bolton get in a fight, while the teachers are trying to impress someone. Josh and Finn put some drugs in Tom's food, and he goes unconscious when driving Kim to the hospital, as she is worried about the baby she is pregnant with.
ROS is being taught by Jo (the lesbian French teacher), and she mistakes the time they spent together as her having feelings for her. When she founds out that Rachel was told about it, ROS runs out of an exam to shout at Jo, in front of her class.
Rumors are spread round and ROS lies to Rachel about the kiss being Jo's idea, and she makes a mess of the classroom. Ruby accidentally sets the kitchen on fire Adam asks Rachel to marry him The Year 11 horde descends on a local portrait gallery and Finn manipulates Amy into defacing a portrait.
Ruby moves to grotty flat, makes a pass at Adam and nearly torpedoes her job. Adam makes a wedding cake, but Ruby destroys it as she is jealous of his relationship with Rachel.
Ruby loses her temper at Amy in class and locks her in a cupboard. Finn and Amy get into a crazy suicide bid, which turns out to be the mother of all grabs for attention.
Chris accidentally sleeps with a student, who he met in a nightclub and thought she was over 18. The new head teacher tries to find this girl, because her own daughter went missing a few years ago.
Jess, the headteachers daughter, forges her mothers signature on a pass to get out of school. A boy sees her do this, and photocopies the pass, selling them to students for £5, so they can get out of school without getting in trouble.
Grandly's class make a magazine, to give out to other students, Jess adds an article to it, blaming her mum for her sister BEX's disappearance. Jess needs some, as she Really Gets Around and has slept with loads of men, mostly older than her that she met at nightclubs.
She tries to pressure her friend into getting some, as she is afraid her mum might find out, but she is not able to as the school nurse wants her to take the pill right there in front of her. The head teacher confronts her husband about his affair, and they argue about it, while Harry is upstairs.
There is a girl who thinks she might be pregnant, as she had sex with her boyfriend and the condom broke. He isn't allowed to, tries stealing some but gets caught, and ends up pretending to be Chris and phoning the girls parents.
Harry's parents find out about his eating disorder Janice decides to let Ruby and her husband adopt her baby, as she does not want to be a mother yet. Vicky's dad is ill and in hospital, and she stays at Jess's house for a while, then moves into a shelter for homeless people, where she has a roommate named Chantilly who is always drunk and playing loud music and getting them in trouble.
Chantilly gets kicked out of the shelter for causing trouble, and believes it was Vicky's fault. She decides to frame Vicky by stealing a purse and leaving it on her bed.
Vicky blackmails Chris into passing her on a test that she failed, but that doesn't work, then her dad dies, and she gets kicked out of the shelter as they believe she stole that purse. The school adds new security cameras but the kids don't approve, so put a webcam in the staff room to spy on the teachers.
Grandly's wife has Alzheimer's and forgets who he is, attacks him, and Steph wants him to send her to a home to be looked after. Ruth is angry at him for accidentally teaching them the wrong stuff and causing her class a lot of extra work, but when she hears them talking about it and feels sorry for him.
The money they raised for charity will now go to Grandly to pay for his wives. Karen's ex-husband decides to move miles away, and the kids aren't too pleased about it.
The mother turns out to be Ally, Kyle's girlfriend, who conceived after being raped by her stepfather. Samba gets a brain tumor and dies after a day out in Blackpool with two truanting friends.