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Started off as a sort of gossipy but bad student before making life changing decisions. [[spoiler: In Ep13 of Season 8, Dynasty decides not to become a stripper because of the difficulties of what she wants to do when she leave school. This caused Carol to be furious]]. She ended up with her boyfriend Steve-O (who has a reputation of crime). However she later fall in love with Kevin Chalk (to Steve-O's dismay). In Season 9, she applied and interviewed to become a member of the Police force

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Started off as a sort of gossipy but bad student before making life changing decisions. [[spoiler: In Ep13 of Season 8, Dynasty decides not to become a stripper because of the difficulties of what she wants to do when she leave school. This caused Carol to be furious]]. She ended up with her boyfriend Steve-O (who has a reputation of crime). However she later fall in love with Kevin Chalk (to Steve-O's dismay). However she ended up with her rivalry,the charasmtically RichBitch Gabriella Wark. In Season 9, she applied and interviewed to become a member of the Police force
force. The Interviewer was less adamant that she belong to a crime family by giving her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Despite the past, Dynasty is now a changed person.

!!Carol Barry
The Matriach and Mum of 3 kids, Carol is considered a bad influence om her kids. In Season 8, she demonizes Kevin during a chat show despite that he is trying to help Dynasty to be the better girl she is. [[spoiler: When her daughter Dynasty told her that Barry Barry was arrested for smuggling illegal immigrants into Britain, Carol is trying to understand what Dynasty is saying]]. However she ended up getting fired by Vaughn in the Final Season for fake insurance compensation.

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!!Barry Barry
A somehow cunning member of The Barry Family, Barry Barry has a reputation of being manipulative to both his sisters Kacey and Dynasty. [[spoiler: In Season 9, he tried to steal Kacey's money for her America trip and effectively disowned by his Mum Carol Barry.]]
*RepetitiveName: As the title mentions

!!Kacey Barry
A transgender student who is looked down by others (particularly by Barry Barry and Dynasty's ex-boyfriend convict Steve-O). After Mr Clarkson died at the end of Season 8, Kacey started to do boxing with the support from Nikki Boston. She is best friends with Harley and Lula (who unfortunately got deported in Season 9).

!!Dynasty Barry
Started off as a sort of gossipy but bad student before making life changing decisions. [[spoiler: In Ep13 of Season 8, Dynasty decides not to become a stripper because of the difficulties of what she wants to do when she leave school. This caused Carol to be furious]]. She ended up with her boyfriend Steve-O (who has a reputation of crime). However she later fall in love with Kevin Chalk (to Steve-O's dismay). In Season 9, she applied and interviewed to become a member of the Police force


One of the new John Foster's pupils. Initially came across as moody but the reason for this soon became apparent when he revealed Tom was his birth father. The two struggled to build a relationship as it became apparent that Josh's mother had stolen Tom's sperm in order to conceive. Had a romance with Lauren but peer pressure made him alienate her when people found out about her birth mark. His friendship with Finn consistently put him at odds with Tom. Developed a crush on Finn in season six, causing him to come out. Tom initially struggled with this but eventually came around. Developed schizophrenia in Season seven and [spoiler:was nearly killed twice in the Season finale, first by The Murray Gang and Kyle Stack who shot him at the prom]

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One of the new John Foster's pupils. Initially came across as moody but the reason for this soon became apparent when he revealed Tom was his birth father. The two struggled to build a relationship as it became apparent that Josh's mother had stolen Tom's sperm in order to conceive. Had a romance with Lauren but peer pressure made him alienate her when people found out about her birth mark. His friendship with Finn consistently put him at odds with Tom. Developed a crush on Finn in season six, causing him to come out. Tom initially struggled with this but eventually came around. Developed schizophrenia in Season seven and [spoiler:was [[spoiler:was nearly killed twice in the Season finale, first by The Murray Gang and Kyle Stack who shot him at the prom]
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* VomitDiscretionShot: On arrival for her first day at Waterloo Road, she rushes off into the toilets to be sick.


* BreakTheCutie: She does ''not'' take [[the revelations about her father and sister]] well, and develops a much more cynical attitude in her later seasons.

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* BreakTheCutie: She does ''not'' take [[the [[spoiler: the revelations about her father and sister]] well, and develops a much more cynical attitude in her later seasons.seasons.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Takes on shades of her sister's attitude after the revelations of [[spoiler: her father's abuse]].




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* PoisonousFriend: To Scout, after she is [[BreakTheCutie broken]].


* DomesticeAbuse: A victim of it at the hands of Sam's father Reynold.

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* DomesticeAbuse: DomesticAbuse: A victim of it at the hands of Sam's father Reynold.

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* TheCutie
* ViolentGlaswegian: Oh so very [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. She's a borderline ShrinkingViolet.


* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Former hooker, anyway. She's a strong advocate in the importance of education and its ability to turn any person's life around.
* SamaritanSyndrome: This is a woman who, when the school is evacuated by a gun scare, runs ''back into the school'', unarmed, to talk the young gunman down rather than risk him being hurt by the Armed Response Unit.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Former hooker, anyway. She's a strong advocate believer in the importance of education and its ability to turn any person's life around.
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy
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SamaritanSyndrome: This Refuses to leave the burning school until she's certain everyone is out, nearly dying as a woman who, result. And in the very next episode, when the school is evacuated by a gun scare, runs ''back into the school'', she runs back inside, unarmed, to talk the young gunman down rather than risk him being hurt by the Armed Response Unit.


* MistakenForPedo: Rachel warns him to keep his distance in his very first episode precisely to avoid this, but he just can't seem to help blurring the boundaries. His innocent, friendly gestures towards some of the girls are horribly misinterpreted by Lindsay, [[spoiler: who generally mistrusts men due to her sexually abusive father,]] and things come to a head when, with only the best of intentions, he allows neglected pupil Jodi to stay the night at his place.

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* MistakenForPedo: MistakenForPedophile: Rachel warns him to keep his distance in his very first episode precisely to avoid this, but he just can't seem to help blurring the boundaries. His innocent, friendly gestures towards some of the girls are horribly misinterpreted by Lindsay, [[spoiler: who generally mistrusts men due to her sexually abusive father,]] and things come to a head when, with only the best of intentions, he allows neglected pupil Jodi to stay the night at his place.



* ParentalSubstite: To Jodi Allen.

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* ParentalSubstite: ParentalSubstitute: To Jodi Allen.


* TheDitz: A frequent source of comic relief.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Lets neglected pupil Scout stay the night at his place when her mother absconds. How do you suppose that went when Karen found out?

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* MistakenForPedo: Rachel warns him to keep his distance in his very first episode precisely to avoid this, but he just can't seem to help blurring the boundaries. His innocent, friendly gestures towards some of the girls are horribly misinterpreted by Lindsay, [[spoiler: who generally mistrusts men due to her sexually abusive father,]] and things come to a head when, with only the best of intentions, he allows neglected pupil Jodi to stay the night at his place.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Lets a neglected pupil Scout schoolgirl stay the night at his place when her mother absconds. How do you suppose that went when his boss Karen found out?
* ParentalSubstite: To Jodi Allen.



* BreakTheCutie: She does ''not'' take [[the revelations about her father and sister]] well, and develops a much more cynical attitude in her later seasons.
* TheIngenue: At first, to contrast with her "bad girl" sister.




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* [[spoiler: RapeAsBackstory]]
* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderer: It doesn't get much more sympathetic than killing your sexually abusive father to protect your little sister from rape.]]



* PromotionToParent: Deconstructed. She's been manipulated into the role of provider by her neglectful mother, and it's made very clear that she cannot cope.




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* StepfordSmiler: Her wisecracking and good-natured cheek are a facade calculated to hide her very real issues.


* DependingOnTheWriter: Her reactions to the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Very Special Issue Of The Week]] range from the utterly bigoted (calling an Asperger's student "Rain Man") to the insanely supportive (keeping Ben's HIV status a secret even when she suspects Matt may have been exposed).



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Former hooker, anyway. She's a strong advocate in the importance of education and its ability to turn any person's life around.
* SamaritanSyndrome: This is a woman who, when the school is evacuated by a gun scare, runs ''back into the school'', unarmed, to talk the young gunman down rather than risk him being hurt by the Armed Response Unit.
--> '''Eddie:''' You can't save everyone.
--> '''Rachel:''' I can try.



A brand new English teacher characterised by her naiveness and a constant fear of being out of her depth. Came into her own as the show went on before departing at the end of season four.

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A brand new English teacher characterised by her naiveness naivety and a constant fear of being out of her depth. Came into her own as the show went on before departing at the end of season four.



* AllGaysLoveTheater
* BadassGay: Downplayed, but notably he manages to overpower Sam's abusive father using man's own pullover.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sam Kelly, briefly, as her foster carer.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure



Karla was a new student with aspergers, which the school was woefully ill equipped to deal with. Struggled at first but with Davina's help and her eventual friendship with Aleesha and Danielle, Karla soon found her place. Left the show at the end of season five.

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Karla was a new student with aspergers, Aspergers, which the school was woefully ill equipped to deal with. Struggled at first but with Davina's help and her eventual friendship with Aleesha and Danielle, Karla soon found her place. Left the show at the end of season five.
five.

* BrainyBrunette
* EyesAlwaysAverted
* LiteralMinded




A security guard who was brought in when a gun was found on student, Denzil Kelly. Developed an unrequited crush on Steph
that caused her to lie and potentially end Grantly's relationship. Left the show mid way through season four.

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A security guard who was brought in when a gun was found on student, Denzil Kelly. Developed an unrequited crush on Steph
Steph that caused her to lie and potentially end Grantly's relationship. Left the show mid way through season four.



* TheAlcoholic
* DomesticeAbuse: A victim of it at the hands of Sam's father Reynold.
* ParentsAsPeople: Her failings as a parent are front and centre for much of season four, and without excusing the hell she's put her children through, it's made clear that she genuinely loves them and is willing to give her all to do right by them.



* AbusiveParents: Neglectful at the very least, and though she denies it when questioned, it's also implied her father Reynold has been physically abusive.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Albeit hidden by tough exterior.
* PinkIsFeminine: Usually wears a pink jacket over her uniform.
* UnfortunateNames: Named for her alcoholic mother's favourite drink.



The new deputy head and science teacher. Proved a hit with the female students but was torn between loyalties to Max and Rachel. Developed feelings for Kim and began a relationship with her after she gave birth. Struggled to deal with Steph dating his dad.

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The new deputy head and science teacher. Proved a hit with the female students but was torn between loyalties to Max and Rachel. Developed feelings for Kim and began a relationship with her after she gave birth. Struggled to deal with Steph dating his dad.
dad. Increasingly found it difficult to keep a professional distance from the more troubled students under his charge, which led to his decision to leave the teaching profession midway through series seven.

* HotForTeacher: A frequent target of this, which causes him no end of trouble.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Lets neglected pupil Scout stay the night at his place when her mother absconds. How do you suppose that went when Karen found out?


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* BrokenBird: Due to years of [[spoiler: sexual abuse at the hands of her father]].
* DoesNotLikeMen
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]]: Extremely protective of Emily. It turns out the reason she finally [[spoiler: murdered her father was because he started turning his twisted attentions towards Emily]].


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* ParentalNeglect: Unwashed, unfed, and expected to provide for her family by her feckless mother. At least, until Chris steps in.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Denzil's reaction to seeing her washed and in a uniform.


A new student who showed up in the middle of season six, played by [[BritainsGotTalent Britan's Got Talent]] winner, George Sampson. An uneducated thug, Kyle made few friends and had an extra special rivalry with Finn. Things began to heal between them after a stunt involving Kyle and Denzil led to Finn falling from a bridge. However, relations between him and Finn soured once again in Season seven and he joined the Dale Sken crew along with Tariq Siddiqui. [[spoiler:Tried to kill Finn with a crossbow at the prom in the season seven finale but shot Josh instead and was arrested]]

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A new student who showed up in the middle of season six, played by [[BritainsGotTalent Britan's Got Talent]] Series/BritainsGotTalent winner, George Sampson. An uneducated thug, Kyle made few friends and had an extra special rivalry with Finn. Things began to heal between them after a stunt involving Kyle and Denzil led to Finn falling from a bridge. However, relations between him and Finn soured once again in Season seven and he joined the Dale Sken crew along with Tariq Siddiqui. [[spoiler:Tried to kill Finn with a crossbow at the prom in the season seven finale but shot Josh instead and was arrested]]


Jez's daughter. A party girl [[SummerHeightsHigh with a bad habit]] for flirting. Got on well with her stepmum and [[spoiler: followed her to Scotland after a falling out with her mother]].

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Jez's daughter. A party girl [[SummerHeightsHigh [[Series/SummerHeightsHigh with a bad habit]] for flirting. Got on well with her stepmum and [[spoiler: followed her to Scotland after a falling out with her mother]].

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!!Marco D'Olivera
Waterloo Road's new science teacher. Because he's entered teaching after a career in industry, he doesn't have the tightest grip on things and struggles to control his pupils. Has a rivalry with Guy rooted in the prediction that the school will only be able to keep one of them on staff once [[spoiler: the merger with Havelock High takes place.]] Also shown to have something of a crush on Lorna.

!!Guy Braxton
The school's new graphics teacher. Fast tracked into teaching after only six weeks of training, he is incredibly naïve and makes mistakes like accepting friend requests from his pupils. His first episode reveals that [[spoiler: pupil Carrie Norton is actually his sister who he became estranged from after hospitalising their stepfather, and that he is sleeping rough in the school changing rooms.]]


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!!Dale Jackson
A new pupil whose prowess as a cyclist Vaughn hopes will bring the school some good PR.

!!Carrie Norton
An intelligent pupil who Lenny has a crush on. Her first episode reveals that [[spoiler: Guy is her brother and that her mother has forbidden her from contacting him because he assaulted their stepfather.]] Constantly caught in the middle of arguments between her mother and brother, and struggles to cope with it.


Vaughn's current partner and Waterloo Road's new art teacher. Tries to keep the newly merged Fitzgerald and Westbrook families happy and has some success with Leo but struggles considerably with Justin.

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Vaughn's current partner and Waterloo Road's new art teacher. Tries to keep the newly merged Fitzgerald and Westbrook families happy and has some success with Leo but struggles considerably with Justin.
Justin. [[spoiler: Breaks up with Vaughn at the end of Series 10 Part 1 and is revealed to have left the school along with Floyd and Tiffany at the start of Seres 10 Part 2]].



Vaughn's eldest son. Absolutely hates both Vaughn and Allie for the breakup of Vaughn and Olga's marriage and determined to destroy their relationship however he can. Becomes violent and delinquent after starting at Waterloo Road, much to Vaughn's anger, and later exploits Tiffany's crush on him by entering into a relationship with her seemingly as a way to cause disharmony.

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Vaughn's eldest son. Absolutely hates both Vaughn and Allie for the breakup of Vaughn and Olga's marriage and determined to destroy their relationship however he can. Becomes violent and delinquent after starting at Waterloo Road, much to Vaughn's anger, and later exploits Tiffany's crush on him by entering enters into a relationship with Tiffany after discovering her seemingly as a way to cause disharmony.
crush on him.



Allie's daughter. Keen for the two families to get along and develops a crush on Justin that later develops into a relationship, which is implied to be a manipulation by him.

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Allie's daughter. Keen for the two families to get along and develops a crush on Justin that later develops into a relationship, which is implied to be a manipulation by him.
relationship. [[spoiler: Eventually breaks up with Justin and leaves the school along with Allie and Floyd at the end of Series 10 Part 1]].



Allie's son. Reluctant to make peace with Justin and Leo, and shown to have something of a crush on Gabriella.

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Allie's son. Reluctant to make peace with Justin and Leo, and shown to have something of a crush on Gabriella.
Gabriella. [[spoiler: Leaves the school with Allie and Tifany at the end of Series 10 Part 1]].



Vaughn's ex-wife and Leo and Justin's mother. Suffers a breakdown at the start of Series 10 and hands Leo and Justin over to Vaughn while she goes into a care home. Moves to Newcastle after Vaughn stops paying for her psychological care.

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Vaughn's ex-wife and Leo and Justin's mother. Suffers a breakdown at the start of Series 10 and hands Leo and Justin over to Vaughn while she goes into a care home. Moves to Newcastle after Vaughn stops paying for her psychological care.
care. She returns in the second half of Series 10 as a supply teacher, covering for [[spoiler: Allie after her departure]].

!!Lorna Hutchinson
The school's new deputy head after Simon's departure and hired by Vaughn to work closely with him to [[spoiler: fight the proposed merger with Havelock High]]. She is initially disliked by the other teachers for unflattering remarks she makes over them which are broadcast over the school's tannoy system, and also because her of her youth and perceived naiveté. She takes a strong interest in Kenzie and becomes determined to help her through her learning difficulties.

!!Kenzie Calhoun
A student brought in as part of Vaughn's scheme of accepting students that no other school will take. Seemingly has serious behavioural problems; with her file noting she has kleptomaniac tendencies, and her trying to attack Scott with a pair of scissors after he insults her mother. After some digging, Lorna discovers that [[spoiler: she has been a carer for her ME-afflicted mother since she was a child and is practically illiterate. She only stole schoolbooks from people in order to learn to read and write.]]

!!Scott Fairchild
Another student accepted at the school under Vaughn's "Second Chances" scheme. Has a fraught history with Kenzie; she lost her virginity to him and he proceeded to boast about it. On his first day he has sex with [[spoiler: Bonnie]] behind the school stage. He is also implied to be having some kind of relationship with [[spoiler: Kenzie's mother]].

!!Bonnie Kincaid
Known to students as "Bonnie The Bore", she makes a pretty dramatic return after the school holidays with a brand new look that draws a lot of attention from dubious characters including Lisa and Shaznay, and Scott. Despite her new look, she struggles to have the confidence to match it and ends up [[spoiler: having sex with Scott behind the school stage on the first day back.]]

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