NAME: Ros McCain
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 5, Episode 1
PORTRAYED BY: Sophie McShera
In the lower sixth is bookish Ros McCain, the surprise child of slightly older parents. Growing up with these two as her main influence, Ros has always been ‘older than her years’ – preferring an evening of intellectual debate with her parents to a night of alcopops and boy chat.
Ros is an able and trustworthy student. She is often relied on by staff to help out with school projects or give advice to younger pupils in trouble. New boyfriend Philip loves her independence and unwillingness to get bogged down in teenage crises and theirs is the first relationship to transcend the school divide.