TYPE: Firm but
fair Nickname: Hoppy School Days: 1980-1983
Well-named for his subject, Mr Hopwood was Grange Hill's
woodwork teacher. His handsome looks meant he was the
object of several crushes by the girls, most notoriously
Claire Scott. Whenever there was something practical needing
doing around the school, Mr Hopwood was always there.
But he could be tough at times; clouting Alan Humphries
whom he caught smoking, and putting Gripper in his place.
A good, paternal teacher respected by his pupils and who
is much missed.
SO WHERE DID HE GO?
To Milton Keynes, to become a head of department in
HOPWOOD'S REPORT CARD
3: Mr Hopwood is instrumental in setting up
a school outdoor centre. He's also G3's form tutor and
persuades Susi to take up a lunchtime activity - little
realising it would bring her into contact with school
bully, Jill Harcourt.
Series 4: Mr Hopwood
breaks up a fight in which Gripper and Pogo smash up
the common room. Cathy develops a crush on Mr Hopwood.
Series 5: Mr Hopwood
comes into conflict with Suzanne whom he catches bunking
off to work in a clothes shop. Claire's dad confronts
him after her crush emerges. When Miss Mooney's engagement
to Mr Sutcliffe ends, Mr Hopwood asks her out.
Series 6: Mr Hopwood
has more trouble with Suzanne, who refuses to wear school
uniform. He breaks up Gripper's race riot.
FAMILY: Like many a Grange
Hill teacher, Mr Hopwood lived alone.
CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Left
Milton Keynes - and teaching - in 2001, thereafter working in
Manchester as a financial advisor before being exposed as a