Waterloo Road

The BEST episodes of Waterloo Road

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/23/2022Network: BBC Three
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Episode 3
star
9.64
42 votes

#1 - Episode 3

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/18/2011

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?

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Episode 20
star
9.46
50 votes

#2 - Episode 20

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/13/2008

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?

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Episode 4
star
8.85
41 votes

#3 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2009

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.

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Episode 1
star
8.84
67 votes

#4 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/2010

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

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Episode 5
star
8.81
42 votes

#5 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/25/2009

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

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Episode 11
star
8.64
45 votes

#6 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/18/2009

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.

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Episode 9
star
8.63
49 votes

#7 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/4/2009

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.

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Episode 13
star
8.61
41 votes

#8 - Episode 13

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/21/2010

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

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Episode 18
star
8.59
17 votes

#9 - Episode 18

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/6/2009

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.

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Episode 13
star
8.46
13 votes

#10 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/24/2008

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.

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Episode 3
star
8.46
48 votes

#11 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/21/2009

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.

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Episode 17
star
8.45
42 votes

#12 - Episode 17

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/2/2010

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

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Episode 9
star
8.40
20 votes

#13 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/6/2007

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.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Episode 10
star
8.39
18 votes

#14 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/13/2007

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.

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Spartacus
star
8.36
11 votes

#15 - Spartacus

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/28/2013

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.

Episode 17
star
8.35
46 votes

#16 - Episode 17

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/29/2009

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.

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Episode 15
star
8.33
15 votes

#17 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/7/2008

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.

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Episode 20
star
8.31
16 votes

#18 - Episode 20

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/14/2010

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

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Text Rated
star
8.30
10 votes

#19 - Text Rated

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/2013

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.

Episode 19
star
8.25
12 votes

#20 - Episode 19

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/13/2009

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.

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Love Hurts
star
8.25
12 votes

#21 - Love Hurts

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/28/2013

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.

Episode 20
star
8.24
17 votes

#22 - Episode 20

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/20/2009

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.

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Paradise Found
star
8.23
13 votes

#23 - Paradise Found

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/7/2013

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.

Final Episode
star
8.22
9 votes

#24 - Final Episode

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/9/2015

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?

Directors: Steve Hughes
Episode 8
star
8.19
21 votes

#25 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2007

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.

Directors: Martin Hutchings
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