Emma Bolton

School Days: 2003-2007

Emma is an only child; shy, introverted, and often seen as being spoilt. The reality is her mum often fails to notice Emma because of the long hours she works in Human Resources. Emma sees little of her dad either; he left years ago and now lives in Aberdeen. Emma tries to buy friendship, much as her mum buys Emma off for not being around. The saga with Miss Dyson resulted in much tension and misunderstanding with Annie and Tanya - Annie particularly - but then the trio became friends.

Emma was all set to move to Indonesia until her mum broke up with her boyfriend. It's clear who Mrs Bolton blames for that - and Emma's problems are plain to see.

REASON FOR LEAVING: Unable to continue with her education due to her pregnancy.
EMMA'S SCHOOL REPORT
Year 7 Emma is friends with Annie and Tanya. She suspects Annie is a thief after Tanya's make-up bag is found on her; and thinks Baz is a dealer. She's deeply jealous of Tanya's friendship with Annie and resorts to devious means of putting her rival down. When the truth emerges about Annie, Emma finds herself without friends.

Year 8 Everyone is curious when Miss Dyson receives a series of mystery gifts. Togger and co. discover Emma is responsible but Togger agonises about telling Andy, who is keen on Emma. She is humiliated in class when the truth comes out. Jeremy encourages Emma to tell her mum how she really feels, but it backfires when Mum sends her for counselling. The year ends with Annie, Emma and Tanya reconciled - they dress as suffragettes and handcuff themselves to a goalpost in the gym!

Year 9 Emma and Jeremy get the lead roles in the school film, but Emma walks out when Jeremy is sacked. She is embarrassed when word gets out she and Jeremy went to a concert over the summer.

Year 10 Emma returns from a trip to Indonesia with a new outlook on life. Then she learns her family will be moving to Indonesia; in desperation, Emma plans to run away and Tanya is forced to call Emma's dad for help. The move falls flat when Mrs Bolton splits with her boyfriend - and Emma is back at Grange Hill.

Year 11 Emma celebrates her 16th birthday, and is swept of her feet by newcomer Kyle. So amazed is she that anyone has shown this much interest in her, she completely falls for him and they end up sleeping together on the school roof. Emma soon finds herself pregnant, by which time Kyle has left Grange Hill. Tanya tries desperately to warn her she's not got long to think about what she wants to do. Emma goes for an abortion, but on the day of the prom tells a stunned Tanya she didn't go through with it and that baby is on the way.

ASSOCIATES: Tanya Young, Annie Wainwright, Miss Dyson, Kyle Brown

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Facing up to teenage motherhood - an an uncertain future.

SERIES 31
Laxo Archer
Abel Benson
Theo Benson
Miss Bettany
Ed Booth
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