First look at Ackley Bridge series three as new trailer is released

Picture: Channel 4/Edward Cooke
Picture: Channel 4/Edward Cooke

There's not long to go before the next series of Halifax-filmed drama Ackley Bridge hits our screens and we've had a taster of what to come in the show's new trailer.

Filming for the Channel 4 show took place across Halifax and Calderdale earlier this year with cameras spotted in Westgate Arcade and Mixenden.

The trailer shows a few familiar locations as well as reveals what we can expect in the new series.

The show is set in and around a school designed to unite the divided white and Asian communities of a small Yorkshire mill town.

But what can we expect in series three?

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?

Ackley Bridge returns to Channel 4 on June 18.