The 19-year-old, best known for playing Alison Simmons on the now-defunct BBC school drama, has taken on the part of Kat Armstrong in the soap.
Kat will arrive on the cobbles late next month and Inside Soap reports that she will become a potential love interest for one of Weatherfield's existing residents.
Foote has appeared in one previous episode of Coronation Street in the minor part of Jess Burrows earlier this year. She has also had small roles in Emmerdale, Doctors and Heartbeat among other shows.
Her new screen sister Izzy, played by actress Cherylee Houston, joined Coronation Street at the beginning of the year, becoming the serial's first regular disabled character.
Actor Ian Puleston-Davies was later cast as Izzy's father Owen, who is to be Liz McDonald's new lover.