Series 5 of The Dumping Ground, like the two seasons before it, was split into two halves, but this time of 12 episodes each. The first half commenced airing on 20 January 2017 and finished airing on 31 March 2017. The second half will air later in the year. Production began on 21 March 2016 and was completed on 9 September 2016.

Most of the main cast from the Series 4B returned, with the exception of Reece Buttery as Mo Michaels, who was explained as having returned to live with his grandparents in the series premiere. The season also featured the departures of Kasey McKellar as Bailey Wharton, who's character left to join a football academy in America, taking Sage as Mischief leaving with him and Akuc Bol as Kazima Tako, who left to be reunited with her father and brother in Denmark.


  1. Miscreants, Robots and Bullies
  2. Back in The Game
  3. One Giant Leap
  4. The Fairytale Princess
  5. Sittin' in a Tree
  6. Faking It
  7. Sasha Bellman P.I.
  8. Belief
  9. Vox Populi
  10. Free
  11. The Wardrobe
  12. Farvel


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