A discarded cigarette met a leaking gas canister and all broke loose in the corridors as a fireball ripped through the school. When he discovered Chloe was trapped, Done made it his mission to save his estranged wife, no matter what the cost.
When one of the teachers found out, the police were called and Earl gave the gun to his younger brother Denzel, convincing him they'll be more lenient on him because of his age. Samba's diagnosis with an incurable form of brain cancer lead her to seek out her estranged father to say goodbye.
Mother Carol became a dinner lady at the school while son Barry eventually ended up in prison as sister Dynasty called the police after finding out about one of his illegal schemes. A long battle with alcoholism caused Christine countless problems and turning up drunk for a meeting with the education board lead to an argument where she resigned from her post as head.
The staff are overworked and underpaid, the budgets only ever seem to get tighter, and the kids more troublesome. It's a melting pot of class and race where the day-to-day troubles of its students spill out in dramatic ways.
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.
She was often causing all kinds of mischief with her BBF Maxine Barlow, and pals Chloe Grainger and Dante Charles. 2 of 24CREDIT: InstagramSince leaving WaterlooRoad, Chelsea joined the cast of Holly oaks as Goldie McQueen in 2016.
More recently, Chelsea appeared on Celebs Go Dating in 2019, where she sadly didn't end up finding the love of her life (but who does, TBH? Tom was also stepdad to Chloe and Mikey Grainger after his romance with fellow teacher Izzy (he had numerous love interests with school staff).
His character Tom died in series 8 after falling from the roof of the school trying to help troubled student Kyle Stack. 5 of 24CREDIT: Grumpy Grandly Budget was part of the furniture at WaterlooRoad and had a number of emotional as well as downright hilarious storylines.
Despite her reputation as a bit of a gossip, Steph's big heart and caring nature saw her take in troubled student Maxine Barlow. 8 of 24CREDIT: Shutterstock Denise has stared in a number of other TV shows and soaps including Baker Grove, Coronation Street and Holy City, and is a regular on the Christmas Pantomime circuit.
She's also a regular panelist on ITV's Loose Women and mum to 1975 frontman Matt Heavy. 9 of 24CREDIT: BBCKind-hearted Kim Campbell bore the brunt of the kids' troubles as original Head of Pastoral Care at WaterlooRoad.
10 of 24CREDIT: ShutterstockSince leaving WaterlooRoad for good in 2010 (she took a break at the end of 2007, returning in 2009), Angela has starred in a number of TV dramas including Netflix's White Lines, ITV's Lewis and Isomer Murders. 12 of 24CREDIT: ShutterstockEstablished actor and comedian Neil recently spoke out about how much he hated working on WaterlooRoad.
Since finishing on WaterlooRoad, Neil's starred as Line of Duty baddie Nigel Morton and is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Farmer Pickles in Bob the Builder. Lizzie was involved in a love triangle with fellow teachers Lorna Dickey and Tom Clarkson.
16 of 24CREDIT: Shutterstock Jill won the first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, while she was playing Kate on Fasteners. Chloe made up one half of our fave TV couple ever, marrying her childhood sweetheart Done Charles as soon as she turned 16.
18 of 24CREDIT: ShutterstockAfter Chloe and Done's departure to Manchester in series 4, Katie went on to take roles in Casualty and Father Brown. Done cleaned up his act after spending time in jail for the accidental death of his friend Adam.
20 of 24CREDIT: ShutterstockAdam has gone on to become a big household name, playing Adam Barton in Emerald from 2009 to 2018. 21 of 24CREDIT: After winning Britain's Got Talent in 2008, George went on to join the WaterlooRoad cast in 2011 as troubled student Kyle Stack.
22 of 24CREDIT: InstagramDancer and actor George Sampson underwent a hair transplant procedure in summer 2017. 23 of 24CREDIT: BBC/YouTube're not going to lie, we had a pretty big crush on bad boy Bolton Smile when he joined the cast for series 3.
Evil Prior Portrayed by Dominique Jackson First Appearance Series 7 Episode 4 Last Appearance Series 7 Episode 4 Cause/Reason Had to leave when her past crime was revealed Relationships Cousins Abi (deceased) When she was younger, Evil drowned her younger cousin, Abi, and was forced to take on a new identity after her release. She quickly bonded with Finn Sharia but left him furious when she turned out to be lying about her mum dying of cancer.