NAME: Bolton Smilie
FAMILY: Candice Smilie (Mother)
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 1
PORTRAYED BY: Tachia Newall
Named after the town of his conception, Bolton was a cocky and disruptive thorn in the side of the teachers, until he encountered Rachel Mason, who quickly saw the good behind the hard facade, and was determined that Bolton wasn't to be beyond redemption. After a few hard lessons, he learned to respect his Head Teacher, and was her staunch supporter when her past indiscretions came to light.
Willing to remain in school and try harder, Bolton is delighted when new PE teacher Rob also takes an interest in him. Bolton's natural talent for boxing means that he's found something he's good at last, but his and Rob's enthusiasm soon land him in hot water and even worse trouble.