Jake Briggs
  Jake is the subject of gossip because of his friendship with Jenny, but he doesn't care what anyone else thinks. Sometimes though, her flights of fancy leave him confused. Most of the time though, Jake shares the same social conscience as Jenny and will throw himself into whatever campaign she's leading. He's also good with computers and is a good leader.

Connections
  Best mate: Jenny

Background
  Year 7 Jake is not central to the storyline but is horrified to discover that Jenny's self-cleaning hair experiment has left her with nits!

Year 8 Jake helps Jenny organise her protest when ex-pupil turned professional footballer Dwayne Miller returns to Grange Hill to promote his latest cookery book. When Jenny wants to give her rescue dog, Rory, back to the dog's home, Jake is horrified, but through persistance manages to get her to change her mind. The music contest puts a strain on Jake and Jenny's friendship as she wants to perform solo, but by working as a pair they win the competition.
 

Lowdown
TYPE: His own man
MATE RATING: If you matter, who cares what others think?
ROMANCE RATING: Girls make better mates
REBEL RATING: Each to his own!
 
 
SERIES 31
Laxo Archer
Abel Benson
Theo Benson
Miss Bettany
Ed Booth
Jake Briggs
Clooney
Ducket
Miss Greene
Gyngell
Lucy Johnson
Tigger Johnson
Togger Johnson
Sammy Lee
Mr McDonnell
Kathy McIlroy
Chloe Moore
Andrea O'Malley
Mrs Rawlinson
Serena Sulli
Rachel Towers
Bryn Williams
Megan Williams
XS
Jenny Young
Tanya Young

Ali Duncan
Andy Turner
Anika Modi
Anna Duncan
Annette Firman
Annie Wainwright
Baz Wainwright
Benny Green
Briony Jones
Calley Donnington
Calvin Braithwaite
Carl Fenton
Claire Scott
Clare Chaplin
Colin Brown
Danny Hartston
Danny Kendall
Darren Clarke
Dawn O'Malley
Delia Lodge
Donnie Briscoe
Duane Orpington
Eleanor Smith
Emma Bolton
Fay Lucas
Freddie Mainwaring
Gemma Lyons
Georgina Hayes
Gonch Gardner
Gordon Jones
Gripper Stebson
Holly Parsons
Ian Hudson
Imelda Davis
Jackie Wright
Jacko Morgan
James Arnold
Jeremy Bishop
Jessica Arnold
Joanna Day
Joe Williams
Josh Irvine
Judi Jeffreys
Justine Dean
Karen Young
Katrina Simpson
Katy Fraser
Kelly Bradshaw
Keiran Osbourne
Kyle Brown
Leah Stewart
Lisa West
Maddie Gilks
Martin Miller
Maria Watts
Matthew Cartwright
Matthew Pearson
Matt Singleton
Max Humphries
Mauler McCaul
Mel Adams
Mike Bentley
Mooey Humphries
Natasha Stevens
Nathan Charles
Neil Timpson
Pamela Cartwright
Pogo Patterson
Robbie Wright
Roland Browning
Ronnie Birtles
Ross Duncan
Sam "Cracker" Bacon
Shona West
Spencer Hargreaves
Suzanne Ross
Taylor Mitchell
Tom Smith
Tracy Long
Trevor Cleaver
Trisha Yates
Tucker Jenkins
Vikki Meedes
Wally Scott
Wayne Sutcliffe
Zammo Maguire
Ziggy Greaves
Zoe Stringer

Miss Adams
Mr Bronson
Miss Carver
Mr Deverill
Mr Garfield
Mr Hankin
Mr Hargreaves
Mrs Holmes
Mr Hopwood
Mrs Knuckle
Mr Malachay
Mrs McClusky
Scruffy McGuffy
Mr MItchell
Mr Robson
Mr Thomson