As the gates open for a new term at Waterloo Road Comprehensive, the school is firmly in the spotlight following the murder of drama teacher, Izzie Redpath. Head Teacher Jack Rimmer secretly blames himself for her death, but this together with his determination to improve exam results leads him into taking risks to secure the school s future. Meanwhile, Tom is reeling from the loss of Izzie and blames Rimmer for her death whilst struggling to maintain a normal life playing single dad to her daughters Chlo and Mika. Both daughters face romantic challenges of their own as Chlo succumbs to a temptation that will damage all their lives irreparably. New staff includes a Deputy Head, Eddie Lawson and a new Head Teacher, Rachel Mason, a woman with a mission in mind. New drama teacher, Matt Wilding, plans to grab headlines with the school s first musical Park Side Story . French teacher Steph Haydock finds herself promoted way above her abilities and continues to lurch from one gaffe to the next. Incoming pupils include Karla Bentham who has Asperger syndrome and the uncanny knack of creating mayhem. Yes, it s a new term at Waterloo Road, and there s so much to learn by the teachers as well as the pupils.