On Academy Day, 41 excited students boarded a bus to be transferred schools… to Hogwarts!

Year 7 and 8 students went on a fantastic tour to see ‘Behind the Scenes’ of the Harry Potter franchise: visiting the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and The Cupboard Under the Stairs where Harry’s journey began.

Students and staff were left amazed by what was on offer: They learned all the tricks of the trade, filming secrets and the intricacies of the spectacular sets. The students loved every minute and truly immersed themselves in all things Harry Potter: drinking Butterbeer, boarding the Hogwarts Express and even riding a broomstick (new GCSE option, anyone?!)

Mr Cotton and Ms Dukes, still smarting from their rejection from Hogwarts at the age of 11, were on a personal mission to convert Mrs Jeffrey to being a true fan. The sheet brilliance of the tour helped them to achieve their aim!

The tour ended with a spectacular look at a model version of the school which left students wondering how students could make it between towers (!) in only five minutes… and how fit they must get too!

A day enjoyed by all. We apologise if your son or daughter now asks for a pet Owl or Frog…

M. Cotton