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    Alfred Frufrock "Alfie" Wickers 
Actor: Jack Whitehall

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    Shaquille "Simon" Fraser 
Actor: Matthew Horne

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    Isobel Pickwell 

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    Rosie Gulliver 
Actor: Sarah Solemani

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    Professor Celia Green 
Actor: Samantha Spiro

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  • I Banged Your Dad: Loves to disgust Alfie by bringing up how she’s sleeping with his dad. She even has an explicit slide show running on a TV in her office, featuring nude photos of the two of them in sexual poses.
  • It's All About Me: When the school was on the verge of bankruptcy, she was unwilling to adjust her salary as she was saving up for a presumed vacation with Martin, and instead looked for other methods to get Abbey Grove back in the black by selling books, food and even Alfie' school TV, to name a few, much to the dismay of the staff.
  • Put on a Bus: as of Season 3.

    Preet van der Plessis 

Actor: Harry Peacock

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  • Bilingual Bonus: his dialogue is peppered with Afrikaans words. Alfie is a "moffie" - a Camp Gay.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: one of his middle names is "Hoitetoit" - Afrikaans for "Hottentot" - a member of the black Khoikoi tribe. "Hottentot" is the older name imposed on them by Afrikaaners and is now thought to be something of an N Word.
  • Overly Long Name: Preet Cornelius Hennihenwig Hoitetoit Goosenhuissen Tabactablanche Vestavasen Voota van der Plessis
  • Prison Rape: his cellmate ended up with Alfie's face tattooed on his back.
  • Sadist Teacher: formerly with the South African Defence forces, he teaches PE.
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    Martin Wickers 
Actor: Harry Enfield

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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Often unintentionally embarrasses Alfie in front of his co-workers and pupils. At one point, he chases Alfie down to loudly give him his lunchbox in front of the new headteacher.
  • Too Much Information: Frequently, much to Alfie’s discomfort.

    Olive Mollinson 
Actor: Leila Hoffman

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  • Demoted to Extra: Not that she was ever really given much screentime; but she became this following Season 2.

Pupils

    Chantelle Parsons 
Actor: Nikki Runeckles

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    Jing Chow 
Actor: Kae Alexander

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  • Asian and Nerdy: Throughout the first two seasons. In Season 3, however, the smart Jing has the desire to go down her own pathway in life.
  • Cute Bookworm
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Not her, but Alfie treats her in this way when he casts her as a Japanese note  and then Korean when she's actually Chinese (whether he means to or not is a different question).
  • Jerkass: Was rather insulting against Alfie in Season 1, using her foreign language to openly criticise him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite how she views Alfie most of the time, she does come to his aid more often in later seasons and genuinely cares about him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Evolved season by season.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years

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    Joe Poulter 
Actor: Ethan Lawrence

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  • Adorkable
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Only Sane Man: On occasion, such as when Alfie wants to release a pig to impress Rosie. Joe tells him that it's a bad idea and asks why he doesn't just tell Rosie how he feels, but gets ignored.
  • Traumatic Haircut: As of Season 3 he is bald and wears a beanie hat in most scenes after he got nits and his mother shaved his head.
  • Teacher's Pet: Mr Wickers often favours him and trusts him the most.

    Mitchell Harper 
Actor: Charlie Wernham

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    Rem Dogg 
Actor: Jack Binstead

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    Stephen Carmichael 
Actor: Layton Williams

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  • The Ace: He's shown to be talented at many things throughout the series, such as singing, dancing, sports, and even fighting.
  • Adorkable
  • Always Camp
  • Badass Gay: When Frank throws pasta in his face, Stephen takes him down with an effortless high kick to the face.
  • Camp Gay: Best seen during the sack race, where he turns his sack into a stylish dress and walks down the track like he’s on a catwalk.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his campy mannerisms, he’s a good fighter and a talented footballer.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Goes to the school dance dressed as a woman called ‘Stephanie’.

    Frank Grayson 
Actor: Jack Beance

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