The first episode of Series 5 aired 25 October 2009 on BBC Scotland, and Wednesday 28th in the rest of the UK. It sees one hundred pupils and six teachers join the school after their school is closed down. It features several new characters.

Plot Edit

It’s all change at Waterloo Road, the school has been merged with local private school John Fosters after it was forced to close when wealthy parents could no longer afford the fees. As a result around a hundred new pupils are enrolled at Waterloo Road and neither the “posh” John Fosters pupils nor the “scuzzy” Waterloo Road kids are happy about it...