Former EastEnders actress Daniela Denby-Ashe plays millionaire Lorraine Donnegan, a former pupil of headteacher Michael who has bankrolled the new school
Headteacher Michael Byrne (Alec Newman) is delighted he has Lorraine’s backing. But for how long?
Another new recruit is English teacher Christine Mulgrew, played by another former EastEnder and native Scot Laurie Brett
Jaye Jacobs is deputy head Sian Diamond
Longtime English teacher Grantly Budgen (Philip Martin Brown) and Maggie Croft (Melanie Hill) return for the new term
Mark Benton plays maths teacher Daniel ‘Chalky’ Chalk
Jason Done is longtime Waterloo Road teacher Tom Clarkson
Chelsee Healey plays pupil-turned-PA Janeece Bryant
And the pupils… Rebecca Craven is Rhiannon Salt
Kirstie Steele is Imogen Stewart
Kane Tomlinson-Warner is Harley Taylor
Kaya Moore is Phoenix Taylor
Naveed Choudhry is troubled Tariq
Katie McGlynn is Jodie Allen
How will the relocation to Glasgow affect the students?
And will the teachers cope with the new environment, a new culture and the new financial structure? Waterloo Road returns to BBC1 with a whole new set of problems on Thursday, August 23