General Year 8

Year 8s enjoy a day themed around the nation’s favourite boy wizard.


Towards the end of Trinity Term, Thornton College pupils take a week off-timetable and replace normal lessons with exciting adventure holidays and day trips as well as one-of-a-kind activities within the school grounds.

Year 8s began the week with a day all about Harry Potter. The Assembly Hall had a strict ‘No Muggles’ policy as the girls took it in turns to pop on the Hogwarts Sorting Hat to find out which of the four school houses in which they most belonged.

Were they a Hufflepuff (loyal and just), a Ravenclaw (creative and resourceful), or a true protective and chivalrous Gryffindor? Or did they belong in Slytherin because of their bright minds?

Once ‘sorted’, our new batch of Hogwart witches took part in a quiz about JW Rowling’s wizarding books before engaging in a fun game of Quidditch, albeit without the broomsticks. They also watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – great preparation for a trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter the following day.



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