NAME: Zoe Ramsden (Minor/Recurring Character)
FAMILY: ?? (Daughter)
APPEARANCES IN WATERLOO ROAD: Series 1, Episode 3
PORTRAYED BY: Claire Cooper
Zoe Ramsden was a student at Waterloo Road in 1x03. She arrived at the school heavily pregnant and demanded to see headmaster, Jack. She told Kim Campbell that she was the daughter of a the landlord of a pub where Jack used to drink. On meeting him, Zoe dropped the bombshell that he was the father of her baby, conceived after a drunken night and told him she wanted £10,000 from him in exchange for her keeping her mouth shut. A shocked Jack was forced to come clean to Andrew about Zoe's blackmail threats and in the process revealed he thought she was at least 18, unaware she was actually 15. After Andrew convinced him not to give into her demads, Jack deciced to resign.
Zoe unexpectadly went into labour during an English lesson with Tom Clarkson and gave birth to a baby girl. Kim realised Zoe had lied to her about the due date of her baby after previously telling her she wasn't due yet. Zoe then admitted that Jack wasn't the father and the blackmail was the idea of her abusive boyfriend Craig Harris - a former pupil who had been expelled from the school three years earlier and was intent on gaining revenge on Jack.