The BEST Episodes of Waterloo Road

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 16, 2020

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 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired May 18, 2011

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 9.49
39 votes
Episode 20

#2 - Episode 20

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 13, 2008

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 9.30
46 votes
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 25, 2009

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

star 8.71
38 votes
Episode 1

#4 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 1, 2010

New headmistress Karen Fisher sets out to revolutionise the school but faces tough challenges, beginning with two home-schooled pupils who are struggling to adapt to the mainstream education system. Elsewhere, Chris discovers that the girl he slept with is one of his pupils - and Karen's daughter. Starring Amanda Burton, William Ash, Linzey Cocker and Wil Johnson

star 8.70
64 votes
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2009

Luke has a day from hell when the pupils find out about his family life and Max's tough discipline pushes him to breaking point.

star 8.70
37 votes
Episode 18

#6 - Episode 18

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2009

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 8.69
13 votes
Episode 9

#7 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2009

Everyone at Waterloo Road is still reeling with grief over to shocking death of Maxine Barlow, especially Rachel who feel's that it's her fault for allowing Earl to attend the school and feels that she should resign with immediate effect. Steph and Janeece are still in shock over losing Maxine, with Steph refusing to reveal her true feelings and Janeece blaming herself. The recent shooting brings forth some new evidence of the school shooting and Rachel set's about getting Denzel released. On a more positive not, seeing how valuable life is Donte's surprises Chlo to a surprise proposition to renew their marriage vows. and he's not the only one full of surprises as Eddie tells Mellissa that he's organised a beach wedding but, can she solve her marital issues before it's too late.

star 8.65
46 votes
Episode 13

#8 - Episode 13

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 21, 2010

An overweight pupil causes problems with his bad attitude, while Kim and Chris argue over Michaela when he refuses to accept her on his advanced university preparation scheme. Ruby feels snubbed when Rachel hires a new chef to lead the school's healthy eating campaign - and the successful applicant turns out to be a welcome face from the headteacher's past. Drama, starring Angela Griffin, William Ash and Eva Pope, with Steven Waddingham

star 8.65
40 votes
Episode 11

#9 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2009

It's the start of a new term at Waterloo Road, and the school welcomes back Kim Campbell as the new 'Head of Pastoral Care' however, when Kim arrives with a new baby but no Andrew the rumour mill stats to roll. First on her agenda is to organise a careers day but, things go into turmoil when a Jordan-esque glamour model, named Sarah-Leanne arrives and causes a whole load of trouble. Also, Rachel, Eddie and Philip are all trying to get back to normal after Melissa's departure but when Kim wrongly accuses Phillip of sexual assault on a visitor it's clear it's not going to be easy. And the career's day inspires both Janeece and Chlo on their goals for the future and, when Chlo reveals he wish to go to university to better herself Tom's thrilled but Donte is not as enthusiastic.

star 8.63
41 votes
Episode 13

#10 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 24, 2008

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 8.58
12 votes

#11 - Spartacus

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 2013

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 17

#12 - Episode 17

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 2, 2010

Jo learns Ros, one of her brightest students, has developed a crush on her, and informs Rachel about it. However, when the pupil publicly retaliates, Rachel is forced to suspend her colleague. Elsewhere, Adam is allowed to set up a new takeaway scheme to promote healthy eating, but has to pick up the pieces when Ruby is evicted from her place by Steph. Drama, starring Sarah Jane Potts

star 8.49
41 votes
Episode 9

#13 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2007

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 8.47
19 votes
Directors: Laurence Moody
Writers: Ann McManus & Sharon Oakes
Episode 10

#14 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2007

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 8.47
17 votes
Episode 3

#15 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2009

Davina's reputation is at stake when she is accused of racism by Maaka Lacey, a Maori supply teacher with an alternative approach to education. With just her word against an experienced teacher's, will she be able to clear her name? Meanwhile, Earl Kelly's behaviour pushes Tom to breaking point, leading him to question his future as Head of Pastoral Care. Also, Rachel struggles to hide her true feelings when she discovers Melissa and Eddie are a couple. And, an ill-thought out lie from Steph looks like it might just spell the end for Grantly's marriage.

star 8.47
45 votes
Episode 17

#16 - Episode 17

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 29, 2009

Steph’s return to Waterloo Road starts badly when a pupil leads a class revolt and Rachel blames the problem on her poor teaching skills. The day takes a dramatic turn when Steph discovers the same pupil in a life-threatening situation, but can her actions redeem herself in Rachel’s eyes? Meanwhile Donte is struggling with Chlo’s decision to put their baby up for adoption so that she can pursue her dream of going to university. A concerned Kim mediates. She urges Chlo to involve Donte and ask Tom for advice, but Chlo seems determined to proceed no matter what.

star 8.45
42 votes
Episode 15

#17 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 7, 2008

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 16

#18 - Episode 16

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 14, 2008

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 8.42
12 votes
Episode 19

#19 - Episode 19

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired May 13, 2009

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 8.40
10 votes
Love Hurts

#20 - Love Hurts

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired May 28, 2013

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
Episode 20

#21 - Episode 20

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 14, 2010

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 8.31
16 votes
Text Rated

#22 - Text Rated

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 2013

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
Sugar Daddy

#23 - Sugar Daddy

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 2014

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 20

#24 - Episode 20

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired May 20, 2009

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 8.25
16 votes
Episode 14

#25 - Episode 14

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 31, 2008

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

star 8.23
13 votes