Ackley Bridge is back for another run of eight laugh-out-loud, irreverent and highly emotional episodes set in and around a school designed to unite the divided white and Asian communities of a small Yorkshire mill town. Made for Channel 4 by The Forge Entertainment, Ackley Bridge is filmed in Halifax with investment from Screen Yorkshire‘s Yorkshire Content Fund.
'Ackley Bridge' Returns to Channel 4, 18th June
What to expect from season 3
The school is now part of a large multi-academy trust. Mandy has a new nightmare boss Ken who has dumped a load of unmanageable kids from the trust’s other schools on to her. Along with a suspect ‘A-team’ of senior staff, joining the school are new hot-headed Deputy Head Martin and disenchanted Director of Behaviour Sue Carp.
As Ackley’s Year 13 pupils enter their final year they all face questions about their future. Will Nas get to Oxford? Will Kaneez and Rashid take things to the next level? What will happen with Sadiq? Only one thing’s for sure: at Ackley Bridge, nothing is certain.
It’s been a real pleasure making 'Ackley Bridge' in Yorkshire for another series. The locations give the show an incredibly strong sense of place for our fictional town, the community is welcoming, and the crews are great. We very much hope to be back.
George Ormond, Executive Producer
As Ackley’s Year 13 pupils enter their final year they all face questions about their future. Nas (Amy-Leigh Hickman) interviews for a place at Oxford University with her best mate Missy (Poppy Lee Friar) joining her for a hilarious road trip out of Yorkshire. However, once Nas overcomes her nerves and insecurities, Oxford starts looking like a reality and it soon becomes apparent that her life is heading in a different direction to best friend Missy’s. Will our best friends be blown apart?
Kaneez (Sunetra Sarker) has to decide whether to take things to the next level with Rashid (Tony Jayawardena) when he proposes and also meets tough challenges in inimitable Kaneez style when she starts to climb the career ladder and becomes a Student Support Officer.
Created by Ayub Khan Din, Kevin Erlis and Malcolm Campbell, ‘Ackley Bridge’ is produced by Jo Johnson for The Forge Entertainment and Executive Produced by Alexander Lamb, George Ormond, George Faber and Ayub Khan Din.