Ruby Fry joined the Waterloo Road staff when the school merged with John Foster’s. Whilst Ruby showed she was passionate about food and cooking she was also quick to demonstrate her snobbery by looking down her nose at Waterloo Road pupils and staff alike. Ruby warmed to the school and even brash secretary Janeece when she was in the process of adopting Janeece’s unborn child. After Cheryl was born Janeece changed her mind and whilst Ruby respected her wishes she took the loss hard. Ruby poured all her energy into writing a book and leaves the school when she draws the interest of a publisher.