Rosemary King (Linda Thorson) takes a liking to Belle and offers to pay the fees.
Lisa initially refuses, but when Belle falls ill and Rosemary visits her in the hospital, Lisa changes her mind.
Belle's parents find out about the party and later discuss taking her out of the school.
The Dingles end their friendship with Rosemary and Zak briefly take up bare-knuckle fighting to raise money for the school fees.
On her first day at the school, Belle is paired with Ayesha, who helps her get to know the school.
They become fast friends, but when Ayesha convinces her to talk about Shadrach in class, the teacher is unimpressed.
His granddaughter Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) lends them the money so Belle can keep her place.
When Belle is seven-years-old, she goes missing, after she is left at home under the care of her uncle Shadrach Dingle (Andy Devine), who had fallen asleep.
Daz manages to keep Belle afloat, until they are eventually rescued by the Dingles and the fire brigade.
Belle acts as ring bearer at her cousin Marlon Dingle's (Mark Charnock) wedding to Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth) and she briefly moves in with Marlon shortly after.
Belle convinces Rosemary to help her throw a party at Mill Cottage for her friends.
At the party, she impresses the girls by claiming to live at Mill Cottage with Rosemary and Grayson Sinclair (Christopher Villiers).
But as he was interviewed by Holly and Phillip, Rob appeared to be shaking uncontrollably, leading many viewers to ask why he was so nervous.