New headteacher Karen Fisher (Amanda Burton) with deputy head Chris (William Ash) and her husband Charlie (Ian Puleston Davies)
Karen wants to introduce new methods to enrich Waterloo Road, but she has to contend with domestic and school drama
Amanda’s son Harry (Caellech Spellman) suffers from bulimia
The Fishers are a troubled family. Can Karen instill any harmony at home the way she wants to at the school?
Marcus Kirby (Wil Johnson) isn’t happy with mainsteam schooling, despite teaching it!
His daughter Ruth (Anna Jobarteh) is exceptionally smart, but is Waterloo Road right for her?
Ben Ryan Davies is new boy Ronan Burley
Deputy head Chris is in a sticky situation with a pupil – Karen’s daughter!
Grantley Budgen (Phillip Martin Brown) is his usual irascible self. Can the head of English withstand another year of school?
Finn Sharkey (Jack McMullen) is the bad boy the girls love
Tom Clarkson (Jason Done) is still hanging in there, but may have to show more discipline this year…
Waterloo Road opens its doors for a new school year on BBC1 on Wednesday, September 1 at 8pm