Series 8 Spring Term
here are new kids in town when the Barry family arrives at Waterloo Road, led by their hard as nails matriarch, Carol. There's Dynasty, dressed to kill and capable of it; Kacey,, a girl with the kick of a pro-footballer, and Barry Barry, a smiling charmer who's greatest ability is to spell trouble for Waterloo Road. It promises to be a hard year all round as Head Teacher Michael may face trial for the assisted death of his father; Chalkie is set to become a foster parent to the doubting Kev; Christine struggles to remain sober while keeping Imogen and Conner apart; and Sian is trying to keep it all together while about to face a challenge all her own. For the most struggling kids, there's help in sight with a new Pupil Referral Unit for vulnerable underachievers like Phoenix, Rhiannon and Jodie. But Nikki Boston is running the unit with a chip on her shoulder and a reason to crush Jodie's spirit - but it could be wrong girl to pick on for the wrong reason. Throw in a couple of young lottery winners, a much-loved teacher with a new found weakness and wedding bells at the last minute for an on-again/off-again couple, and it all adds up to one of the most exciting terms yet for the new-look Waterloo Road.