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Would you send your child to Hogwarts?

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FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 12-Jul-09 00:37:50

I'll sign ds up in the morning. Anyone know if there's an open day? grin

Hatlady Mon 20-Jul-09 20:53:52

Thanks for the info BoffinMum.

TitsalinaBumsquash Mon 20-Jul-09 18:26:22

Hell yeah i would, i would also try and get a job so i could live in the cool castle and check out the bizarre goings on to. All reds here.

BoffinMum Mon 20-Jul-09 18:22:33

Hatlady, darling son and darling daughter. There's also DC (darling children) DH (darling husband) and DP (darling partner). XH/XP is therefore what it looks like. MIL/FIL are the outlaws. On nanny threads you find MB/DB which is short for MumBoss and DadBoss.

It's a different world over here.

edam Mon 20-Jul-09 17:57:14

I'd send ds if it meant I got to meet Alan Rickman... <sigh>

Hatlady Mon 20-Jul-09 17:52:21

Hogwarts meals look scrumptious - I think it would be worth signing up just for the catering and the house elves. By the way, can anyone explain DS and DD? Is there some Mumsnet protocol I've missed?

sarah293 Mon 20-Jul-09 17:50:02

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OrmIrian Mon 20-Jul-09 17:49:13

Fark no! Can't get more elistist than a place that only takes those with magical skills hmm Had enough of poncey traditionalist private schools to last me several lifetimes. Yuck!

sarah293 Mon 20-Jul-09 17:47:02

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BoffinMum Mon 20-Jul-09 17:05:50

Anyway Riven, we could just lash a couple of broomsticks together with cable ties and that would probably be more in keeping, tbh.

BoffinMum Mon 20-Jul-09 17:04:36

You are missing the point Riven. She would simply levitate.

sarah293 Mon 20-Jul-09 15:00:58

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BoffinMum Mon 20-Jul-09 14:50:36

Round here, the local authority doesn't like children with special educational needs being sent to separate specialist institutions. They prefer them to go to mainstream schools and receive individualised education as necessary within this structure, in the name of integration. So mine would have to be statemented as magical, and would need a special magical TA to support them. What form would all this take? For example, on Sports' Day there would probably have to be a special flying lane set up at the side of the racetrack. In terms of handwriting practice, they would need access to quills and special psychological occupational therapy support for controlling the nib remotely. You can imagine the rest ....

mumzy Sat 18-Jul-09 10:08:53

My dc will be off like a shot if a Hogwarts letter landed on the doormat. Unfortunately you only get to go there by if you are born a witch or a wizard. Even having pure blooded parents may not be enough as you may be a squib!.

Bellbird Fri 17-Jul-09 17:49:32

Not sure ... but dd is keen...

The thing is, that once trained as a witch you'd not be allowed back into Muggle society to have a Muggle career. So, although you could have had the edge over the rest of us in banking (can predict future), teaching (can get real discipline) or pharmacy (producing real wonder drugs) you wouldn't be allowed. Therefore, as witches and wizards have to be pretty much self-serving and live their magic lives in secret it's not something I'd encourage my children to try. However smile, maybe you would be allowed to write a series of 'fictional' books about such a school and become a highly celebrated Muggle author wink

AvengingGerbil Fri 17-Jul-09 13:45:46

No music, no literature, no drama, no sport for anyone except the elite few on the Quidditch teams, no maths (surely even wizards need to be able to do arithmetic as well as arithmancy?), appalling history teaching, sadistic science teacher, headteacher who spends his time advising the government instead of running his school, incompetent hiring practices, no health and safety assessments. And I'd have concerns about the diet offered. I think not.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Thu 16-Jul-09 23:15:02 for you all. grin

thumbwitch Thu 16-Jul-09 22:26:12

I suspect I would be in Ravenclaw - not sure where DS would be, but probably Gryffindor (as that's where the Weasley twins were and he is as cheeky as them any day!) DH too, by that reasoning.

PurplePillowsinGryffindorTower Thu 16-Jul-09 22:23:55

Oh hell yes I would send dd to hogwarts but only if I could enrol as a mature student too winkgringrin

Think we would both be in gryffindor grin

ingles2 Thu 16-Jul-09 22:22:56

Luna is fab isn't she.... of course ds2 is better (read quirkier grin )

thumbwitch Thu 16-Jul-09 22:18:44

I have a lot of empathy with Luna...

janeite Thu 16-Jul-09 22:15:14

Awww - Luna in male form sounds adorable!

Luna was fab in the new film: they got the casting exactly right for her.

I would like some private Potions lessons with Snape.

ingles2 Thu 16-Jul-09 22:08:06

hell, yes... they'd love it.
ds1 would be in Gryffindor,
ds2 probably in Ravenclaw (he's Luna in male form)
quite fancy myself as Prof McGonagall grin

thumbwitch Thu 16-Jul-09 21:51:38

It can't be a fee-paying private school, how on earth would all the Weasleys be able to afford to go there?

I'm sure Stan Shunpike would have gone there, he obviously failed all his OWLs though. Or maybe he turned out to be a Squib, like Filch.

It is a school of merit - you could have all the money in the world and still not be able to go there if you weren't magical. More of a specialist grammar school - no fees but you must be at a very specific "level" to get in.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 16-Jul-09 15:02:11

Hogwarts doesn't need charitable status. They don't pay tax anyway.

Well, would you want to be the Inland Revenue official tasked with claiming it? Have you never called their enquiries line to be greeted by a sad 'ribbit' ?grin

filchthemildmanneredjanitor Thu 16-Jul-09 14:55:40

how can have only been 10?shock

i was married for several years with children

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