School Days: 2001-2003

Leah was a popular, high-achieving student with a good school report during her first few years at Grange Hill. The summer of 2001 saw her transformed into an unattainable beauty and she would soon gain several admirers. But it was an uphill struggle convincing classmates there was more to her than looks, and in a world which oozes sexuality Leah wasn't sure how to behave. This resulted in her traumatic encounter with Tom in Year 10; ironically he would give her the strength to be the more confident, rounded individual who returned to the sixth form.

Leah thought of herself as a Christian despite not being an active churchgoer. Her friendship with Shannon had been fraught over the years, but at the time of her departure things were going well between them.

Leah Stewart

Year 10: Ben and Max fancy Leah, but she agrees to go out with Tom. At Lisa's party Tom forces himself on her; he's mystified when she blanks him. Shannon accuses Tom of rape; Lisa defends him but he's forced to admit the truth. Leah and Tom talk at the end of the series.

Year 11: Frustrated at being seen as a pretty face; Leah adopts a pair of glasses. She joins the web team and submits an article about the rape which causes a stir. Leah comes clean, angering Deverill. Tom convinces Leah to be herself; she drops the glasses but leaves school early, fed up with Deverill's tyranny.

Year 12: Shannon and Leah are reconciled by the Stewarts' separation. Leah becomes student rep and accuses Malachay of hijacking the school web site. Malachay sucks up to her; Shannon thinks he's after Leah but Malachay is seeing her mum!

ASSOCIATES: Shannon Parks, Tom Smith, Anika Modi, Ian Hudson, Chris Malachay.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Moved away from Northam.

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Laxo Archer
Abel Benson
Theo Benson
Miss Bettany
Ed Booth
Jake Briggs
Miss Greene
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
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