Series Two
Series 2 DVD case
Number of Episodes 12
Airing 18 January 2007 – 26 April 2007
Premiere Episode 1
Finale Episode 12
DVD Release
Region 2 10 March 2008
Series Chronology
Previous series Series One
Next series Series Three

A portion of the soundtrack in series two was provided by Cornish band, Thirteen Senses.The twelve-part second series aired on 18 January 2007 and featured a number of new main characters; pupil Brett Aspinall, sponsor governor Roger Aspinall and school secretary Davina Shackleton.


On 4 January 2007, BBC One began advertising the second series as coming soon. It began airing on BBC One Scotland on 14 January 2007 and in the rest of the UK on 18 January 2007.

The series featured the return of Lorna, following her attempted suicide at the end of series 1 (she was not seen jumping into the water until the beginning of series 2). This came as a shock to Tom and Izzie, who were expecting their first child together, until Izzie lost the baby after falling over during an argument with Lorna. Lorna realises Tom isn't the one for her, and that her MS and her career are making her life too stressful. She walks out of the school partway through a lesson. She re-unites Izzie and Tom, before committing suicide rather than living on with MS. In the last episode of the second series, Izzie sees Jack being attacked, but then gets stabbed herself. With only Jack there with her, and no one around, viewers are left not knowing whether Izzie has lived or died.

Other notable storylines in series 2 of the show include the arrival and departure of prospective sponsor governors Jerry Preston and Roger Aspinall, the druggy Maxine Barlow who Steph Haydock accommodated, the drug dealing by Gemma and Jed Seddon, the alcoholism of trainee teacher Russell Millen, and the bullying of Mika Grainger by fellow pupil Leigh-Ann Galloway.


Main CastEdit


  • Phillip Martin Brown as Grantly Budgen, the cynical 

    Series Two Cast

    Head of English
  • Angela Griffin as Kim Campbell, the caring Head of Pastoral Care
  • Jason Done as Tom Clarkson, a popular yet confused English Teacher
  • Camilla Power as Lorna Dickey, a depressed English Teacher who is suffering from M.S
  • Denise Welch as Steph Haydock, a flamboyant yet caring French Teacher who fosters Maxine
  • Jill Halfpenny as Izzie Redpath, a popular Drama Teacher and busy mum to Mika and Chlo
  • Jason Merrells as Jack Rimmer, the Head Teacher who is determined to improve Waterloo Road
  • Jamie Glover as Andrew Treneman, the Deputy Head from a privileged background
  • Christine Tremarco as Davina Shackleton, the school secretary
  • Nick Sidi as Roger Aspinall, a governor of the school and Brett's dad


  • Adam Thomas as Donte Charles, a rebellious student with eyes only for Chlo
  • Katie Griffiths as Chlo Grainger, a student who's blinded by her love for Donte
  • Lauren Drummond as Mika Grainger, a kind girl, struggling with cyber bullying
  • Chelsee Healey as Janeece Bryant, a loud mouth with a heart of gold
  • Craig Fitzpatrick as Lewis Seddon, a school drop out who lurks around the school causing trouble
  • Tom Payne as Brett Aspinall, a wealthly and clever student who is used to getting his own way
  • Ellie Paskell as Maxine Barlow, a troubled student who is struggling to over come much adversity

Reccuring and Guest CastEdit

  • Holly Matthews as Leigh-Ann Galloway, a pupil who is an insecure bully
  • Daisy Wignell as Holly Tattersall, a pupil and friend of Chlo
  • Zeriozha Burt-Skeete as Celine Dixon, a pupil and friend of Leigh-Ann
  • Holliday Grainger as Stacey Appleyard, a trouble making pupil
  • Garry Whitaker as Kevin Hurst, Maxine's Stepfather
  • Gillian Baskeyfeild as Patti Barlow, Maxine's estranged mother
  • Stuart Graham as Russell Millen, an ex police officer and newly qualified teacher with a drinking problem
  • Recce Noi as Noel Parkin, a pupil who tries to lead Maxine further astray
  • Robert Beck as Terry Appleyard, Stacey's father
  • Jack O'Connell as Dale Baxter, a pupil with an embarrassing problem
  • Paul Birchard as Jerry Preston, a fundamentalist Christian who attempts to take over the school
  • Myles Keogh as Jed Seddon, a drug dealer who is Lewis's uncle
  • Kathryn Hunt as Gemma Seddon, a drug dealer who is Lewis' aunt

Episode ListEdit

Episode Photo # Episode # Title Written By Directed By Airdate
9 1 Episode One Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick Barnaby Southcombe January 18, 2007
10 2 Episode Two Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick Barnaby Southcombe January 25, 2007
11 3 Episode Three Harriet Warner Jim Loach February 1, 2007
12 4 Episode Four Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick Jim Loach February 8, 2007
13 5 Episode Five Harriet Warner Farren Blackburn February 15, 2007
14 6 Episode Six Phil Ford Farren Blackburn February 22, 2007
15 7 Episode Seven Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick Mike Cocker March 1, 2007
16 8 Episode Eight Harriet Warner Mike Cocker March 29, 2007
17 9 Episode Nine Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick David Innes Edwards April 5, 2007
18 10 Episode Ten Harriet Warner David Innes Edwards April 12, 2007
19 11 Episode Eleven Harriet Warner Lance Kneeshaw April 19, 2007
20 12 Episode Twelve Phil Ford Lance Kneeshaw April 26, 2007