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Series 7 Episode 1

Episode number 101
Release Date 4th May 2011
Created By Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick
Producer Tom Mullens
Director Andrew Gunn
Writer Philip Dodds
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Previous episode Series 6 Episode 20
Next episode Series 7 Episode 2

First episode of Series 7.


On the first day of the new term, Karen arrives to find the alarms going off, and is annoyed by new caretaker Rob Scotcher's cavalier attitude, though Rob's son Aiden proves a hit with both Jess and Vicki. Pupil Ali abandons and then reclaims her baby in the school grounds, and plans to run off with the child and Kyle, who is assumed to be the father. However when her mother and aggressive, unpleasant stepfather arrive, a family secret is laid bare, which allows Ali and her mother to rear the child together. New teachers Daniel Chalk and Eleanor Chaudry start work, Eleanor having a run-in with Sambuca over her erratic behaviour. A sympathetic Tom takes Sambuca home, only to witness her having a fit.

Main cast




  • Samantha Power as Sarah Pearson (One-off appearance)
  • Paul Popplewell as Callum Pearson (One-off appearance)