Kid thinks local comprehensive will be just like Hogwarts

A BOY about to start secondary school is sure it will be like Hogwarts from the Harry Potter books.

Tom Logan believes his new state school will allow him to make delightful friends like Hermione Granger and have exciting adventures, possibly in secret passages and rooms.

Harry Potter fan Logan, 11, said: “Obviously there won’t be magic like at Hogwarts, but I’m sure the overall experience of going to a large Northern comprehensive will be broadly the same.

“Once we’ve been put into ‘houses’ like Gryffindor and Hufflepuff we’ll all become best friends and start doing things like investigating a ghost on the school grounds.

“There are bound to be a few bad eggs like Draco Malfoy, but I’ll just outwit them or win their respect by being good at Quidditch.”

Headteacher Roy Hobbs said: “Tom will be in class 1BW and should be fine so long as he doesn’t show any enthusiasm for learning.

“He’ll be placed alphabetically next to Shane Lombard who’s actually a very bright lad, even if he chooses to be a disruptive little shit.

“We definitely have plenty of adventures here, though. Last term there was a 30-person fight behind the science block and the police came in riot vans.”