NAME: Grantley Budgen
OCCUPATION: English Teacher, Former Head of English
FAMILY: Fleur Budgen (Wife)
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 1, Episode 1
PORTRAYED BY: Phillip Martin Brown
The head of English and nearing retirement age, Grantly has had many years to perfect his cynical disenchantment with the teaching profession. He wants life on easy street and is distinctly not impressed with Waterloo Road's innovative policies. He's not in much in favour with the teachers in his English Department either, having single-handedly almost managed to get them all suspended the previous term.
Grantly has found that he's having a midlife crisis believing his wife to be having an affair, and addresses smartening himself up to win her back in a most unflattering manner. However, despite his best efforts, Grantly soon finds himself without both a wife and a roof over his head.