The BEST Episodes of Waterloo Road

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2019

Network: BBC Three

Waterloo Road Comprehensive isn't doing very well. Many of the teachers feel that their job is pointless, and the pupils couldn't care less about their education. When the Headteacher of the school has a nervous breakdown, Jack Rimmer is promoted to the position, much to his dismay. He knows that if the school doesn't clean up its act soon, it could mean the end. So he decides to hire optimistic teacher Andrew Treneman, who gives up his private school teaching job, in order to improve the situation of Waterloo Road. Andrew is certain that with strict discipline and a house system, things will get better. Together with lively Guidance Head, Kim Campbell, the three teachers begin the process of turning around the failing school, painful step by painful step.

Episode 5

#1 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5

Ruby's luxurious lifestyle crashes around her ears, and Max comes under scrutiny.

star 9.00
1 votes
Episode 18

#2 - Episode 18

Season 4 - Episode 18

Bitter battle lines are drawn between Chlo and Donte as they wrangle over their baby’s future, but when Chlo goes into a complicated premature labour, Donte finds himself at risk of losing his baby and his wife. Meanwhile, a Home Office official turns up at the school to tell a shocked Eddie and Rachel that Kim has taken Grace from Rwanda against her father's wishes. The officials paint her as little more than a criminal who paid another woman for her baby. What follows sees Kim’s world come crashing down around her.

star 8.58
12 votes

#3 - Spartacus

Season 8 - Episode 19

Barry's behaviour finally makes Sian snap. With Sian's teaching career on the line, can Michael and the school save her? Elsewhere, Christine discovers Connor and Imogen are engaged, Kevin and Chalky's new phone app causes a stir and Scout's mum makes an unwelcome return.

star 8.50
10 votes
Episode 13

#4 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13

A group of students are volunteering at local work places, and Janeece ends up at a museum. But after an unsuccessful start, she goes to work with Maxine at a resting home, with serious consequences. Meanwhile, Tom and Davina take their relationship to the next level.

star 8.45
11 votes
Episode 15

#5 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15

Matt panics when he finds out his mother is coming to visit, who is unaware he has a boyfriend. Brett and Mika, elsewhere, are convincing Eddie and the school to be more environmentally friendly.

star 8.43
14 votes
Episode 9

#6 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9

Mika has some surprising news for Brett, she might be pregnant. There is an archaeological dig and some bones are discovered - it turns out to be a baby that was buried there a long time ago. Meanwhile, Davina and Tom grow closer.

star 8.39
18 votes
Directors: Laurence Moody
Writers: Ann McManus & Sharon Oakes
Episode 10

#7 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10

Rachel decides to bring the school musical forward, but this creates problems with the staff and pupils involved, as they're not sure whether they can do it in time. Chlo and Mika are still single, but Donte tries to encourage a reunion between the group.

star 8.38
16 votes
Love Hurts

#8 - Love Hurts

Season 8 - Episode 25

Steve-O continues his reign of terror over Connor and Kevin, forcing Dynasty into a shock decision; Christine contemplates moving on from Waterloo Road; and Lula makes an unlikely ally in the shape of new science teacher, Esther Fairclough.

star 8.36
11 votes
Text Rated

#9 - Text Rated

Season 9 - Episode 4

It is the launch party for Waterloo Junk-tion and Rhiannon’s determined to bag herself a date. George attempts to sort things out with Princess but learns that it might be too late. Audrey finally works out that her new friend Moira isn't what she seems to be.

star 8.30
10 votes
Episode 16

#10 - Episode 16

Season 3 - Episode 16

Wilson Bignham, a supply teacher for Jasmine's temporary departure, is leaving, and lots of the school is sad to see him go. However, something strange is happening between him and Janeece...

star 8.27
11 votes
Sugar Daddy

#11 - Sugar Daddy

Season 9 - Episode 12

Carol Barry’s money making ventures lead her down some unexpected paths. Connor is offered his dream job but has to convince his mum to let him go. Nikki and Vix take another big step in their relationship.

star 8.27
11 votes
Episode 14

#12 - Episode 14

Season 3 - Episode 14

Jasmine is in shock when she is accused of assulting Michaela, a troublesome student, and faces prosecution.

star 8.23
13 votes
Paradise Found

#13 - Paradise Found

Season 8 - Episode 20

It’s exam day and Scout’s promising future is in jeopardy thanks to mum, Tina; Connor is torn between the two women in his life as his secret wedding to Imogen approaches; and opportunity comes calling for Chalky and Kevin.

star 8.23
13 votes
Episode 20

#14 - Episode 20

Season 3 - Episode 20

t's the last day of term; Stuart Hordley discards a cigarette butt carelessly at the school causing a widespread fire. Who will live and who will die?

star 8.22
18 votes
Episode 19

#15 - Episode 19

Season 4 - Episode 19

Still reeling from losing Grace, Kim struggles to hold it together as organiser of a fundraising day at the school. But will a surprise visit from her ex, Andrew Treneman bring the support she needs or just raise more questions about Kim’s conduct in Rwanda? Meanwhile Rose Kelly and Candice Smilie prepare a menu for the relief day using their knock-off meat. It’s past its sell-by-date but they’ve given it a once-over and taken off the labels so that no-one is any the wiser. However, when a mystery illness strikes the school, the dodgy dealings in the canteen come under suspicion.

star 8.22
9 votes
Final Episode

#16 - Final Episode

Season 10 - Episode 20

Waterloo Road pulls every last punch in a desperate bid to halt the merger with Havelock High. Despite the absence of Vaughan, the students rally to uncover the council’s real plans and Lorna’s ex-husband shows his true colours. The day of the consultation has arrived and it’s Waterloo Road’s last chance to halt the merger with Havelock High. The council and its supporters are out in force to convince the community and parents that the merger is the best outcome for everyone. With no headmaster steering the ship, the students take matters into their own hands and they soon discover that the council is not being transparent about its real plans. Can the pupils save the school or is it really the end of Waterloo Road? Marco grows suspicious of Lorna’s ex-husband but his meddling leads to a dangerous situation for him and Kenzie. Who will come to the rescue and who will finally win Kenzie’s heart – Scott or Justin?

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Steve Hughes
Writers: Chris Murray
Episode 20

#17 - Episode 20

Season 5 - Episode 20

Amy's relationship with Finn takes a terrifying turn when he suggests a radical proposal to ensure they stay together. Meanwhile, as Rachel and Adam prepare to walk down the aisle, trouble at the school puts the bride's attendance at the ceremony in jeopardy. Starring Jack McMullen and Eva Pope. Last in the series

star 8.20
15 votes
Episode 3

#18 - Episode 3

Season 7 - Episode 3

Amy Porter has a stalker, which draws battle lines between Karen and Eleanor. Rose and Tom try to protect Sambuca from the truth about her life-threatening tumour. Ronan proposes to Vicki - but can she resist Aiden's advances?

star 8.18
11 votes
Episode 2

#19 - Episode 2

Season 7 - Episode 2

A shy and effeminate year 12 pupil is branded a 'perv' when he is caught poring over a lingerie magazine - but the truth is far more complicated than Chris imagines. Rose and Sambuca learn that her seizures are being caused by a brain tumour, and Vicki is disappointed that Jess and Aiden appear to be growing even closer.

star 8.17
12 votes
The Price Of Love

#20 - The Price Of Love

Season 8 - Episode 8

Quiet student,Morag decides to take participate in Lorraine's bench design competition. She confides in her little brother that, if she wins, their estranged mum might find out and get in touch with them. When Tom turns up to collect Morag's bench design, her father Kai can't resist the opportunity to preach about his Freeganist, anti-money beliefs. But his moral high-ground becomes shaky when he learns the competition carries a substantial cash prize for the winner.Enraged at his daughter's deception, Kai forces Morag to destroy her handcrafted bench. Horrified, Tom decides to take matters into his own hands and secretly helps Morag design another bench, resulting in a clash of beliefs between Kai and Lorraine. Meanwhile,Connor attempts to help Christine by marking her late coursework, but this backfires as he gives everyone a top grade. Suspicious, Audrey confronts Christine about the irregular grades, forcing the English teacher to cover her tracks. Now considering Audrey as the enemy within, Christine lodges a false complaint of bullying against her to Michael.Later, when Connor finds his mother is drinking again, he finds a potentially lethal outlet for his frustrations. Elsewhere, new boy Kevin turns up at Waterloo Road and quickly draws attention to himself, not least from Chalky who suspects the schoolboy is more intelligent than he's letting on. Also this week, Madi tries to persuade Sian to let her spread her wings and leave school, while Billy has a surprising request for Michael to consider.

star 8.14
7 votes
Writers: David McManus
Episode 20

#21 - Episode 20

Season 4 - Episode 20

Waterloo Road is in the final of North West Schools Choir of the Year competition, but things take a bad turn when it becomes apparent that Flick stole the lyrics for the song. Rachel decides to save the reputation of the school and withdraws them from the competition. Matt’s gutted and can’t bear for all their hard work and effort to go to waste. Can he and Steph pull out the stops and re-write another song in time to still take part? Back at the school, a loved-up Eddie is totally gob smacked to find Melissa waiting for him. He’s in for a further shock when she reveals that she’s pregnant.

star 8.13
15 votes
Suspicious Minds

#22 - Suspicious Minds

Season 9 - Episode 14

Lenny gets carried away with the Resilience Programme and causes widespread panic when he accuses the local shop of shady dealings. George and Carol’s flush of new love is marred by the arrival of his very opinionated mother. A vindictive Barry Barry visits Waterloo Road.

star 8.13
8 votes
Episode 7

#23 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7

Rachel is shocked when Eddie and Melissa's relationship takes an unexpected leap forward.

star 8.12
16 votes
Episode 8

#24 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

Some of the school's most difficult boys are going on an adventure trip with Eddie, Tom, Davina, and Grantly. However, after Grantly insults Bolton's mum, Candice, it ends in havoc. Meanwhile, tensions between Chlo, Brett, Donte, and Mika run high.

star 8.11
18 votes
Writers: Ian Pike
Episode 13

#25 - Episode 13

Season 4 - Episode 13

With Rachel on a course, Eddie's at the helm but soon finds out it's not going to be an easy ride - a community of travellers have pitched up next to the school and the kids are to be enrolled at Waterloo Road. Tensions soon mount between the pupils and the travellers. Eddie thinks he has the answer and arranges a football match, but things soon get dirty on the pitch and the simmering tensions of the day bubble over. Before he knows it, Eddie has a riot on his hands.

star 8.11
9 votes