Worlds collide when two schools must join forces in a new drama
drama / 8.00pm / C4
Set in a Yorkshire mill town, this six-part series sees two very different schools brought together as one new academy – Ackley Bridge College. Ambitious head teacher Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) wants to make it work, but pupils and teachers alike are finding the new regime difficult. Friendships are tested, relationships strained, skeletons released from closets – and that is just the teachers. Paul Nicholls plays Mandy’s husband, PE teacher Steve, who is struggling with Mandy’s blossoming relationship with school sponsor Sadiq (Adil Ray) as well as trying to deal with unruly pupils more interested in disruption than education.
New school rules: see page 10
Head teacher Mandy has her hands full