This article lists the general events of the 19871988 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which have been witnessed by the majority of the students and teachers. It leaves out those events which are only known to Jacob's sibling and the people close to them.


The staff at Hogwarts during the 1987–1988 school year were as follows:

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry faculty and staff during the 1987–1988 school year
Post Incumbent Notes
Headmaster Professor Albus Dumbledore
Deputy Head Professor Minerva McGonagall
Head of Gryffindor House Professor Minerva McGonagall
Head of Hufflepuff House Professor Pomona Sprout
Head of Ravenclaw House Professor Filius Flitwick
Head of Slytherin House Professor Severus Snape
Arithmancy teacher Professor Septima Vector
Astronomy teacher Professor Aurora Sinistra
Care of Magical Creatures teacher Professor Silvanus Kettleburn
Charms Master Professor Filius Flitwick
Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher(s) Unidentified teacher
Divination teacher Professor Sybill Trelawney
Flying teacher Madam Rolanda Hooch
Herbology teacher Professor Pomona Sprout
History of Magic teacher Professor Cuthbert Binns
Muggle Studies teacher Professor Quirinus Quirrell (possibly)
Potions Master Professor Severus Snape
Study of Ancient Runes teacher ?
Transfiguration teacher Professor Minerva McGonagall
Matron Madam Poppy Pomfrey
Librarian Madam Irma Pince
Gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid
Caretaker Mr Argus Filch


Hogwarts Students during the 1987–1988 school year
Year Students
First years Gryffindors Percy Weasley, Oliver Wood, Unidentified petrified Gryffindor girl[1]
Ravenclaws Penelope Clearwater
Slytherins Marcus Flint[2]
Third years Ravenclaws Eliza
Fourth years Gryffindors Ben Copper, Charlie Weasley,[3] Jae Kim, Thorin, Gryffindor boy who struggled with the Levitation Charm
Hufflepuffs Penny Haywood, Nymphadora Tonks, Diego Caplan, Chiara Lobosca
Ravenclaws Andre Egwu, Tulip Karasu, Talbott Winger,[4] Badeea Ali
Slytherins Merula Snyde, Barnaby Lee, Ismelda Murk,[5] Liz Tuttle,[6] Slytherin boy who drank a botched potion
Unknown Rowan Khanna, Jacob's sibling
Fifth years Gryffindors Pippa Macmillan[7]
Ravenclaws Brennan Doyle[8]
Sixth years Gryffindors Bill Weasley, Emily Tyler[9]
Unknown year Hufflepuffs Gabriel Truman[10]
Ravenclaws Robert Hilliard[10]
Slytherins Gemma Farley[10]
Unknown Billingsley[11]


  • Albus Dumbledore welcomed Patricia Rakepick to Hogwarts in order to deal with the dangers inside the castle due to someone tampering with the Cursed Vaults.
  • Several students were affected by the Sleepwalking curse, which caused them to wander off into the Forbidden Forest. Some of the students were rescued and sent to the Hospital Wing.
  • After interrogating house-elves, ghosts, and investigations throughout the castle and Hogsmeade without being able to obtain conclusive evidence of their whereabouts, Madam Rakepick eventually resorted to go behind the back of the faculty at the school by training and grooming some of the students to become her assistant in her own search for the vaults behind their back. And this despite the Headmaster's prohibition of students getting involved in anything having to do with the vaults.
  • The Black Lake incident happened that term,[citation needed] prompting Professor Dumbledore to take affair. As a result, no student was allowed to make use of the old school brooms outside of class.
  • A Chimaera, as well as two got loose and Professor Kettleburn tried to find it.


Match results:

  • Gryffindor-Slytherin: Slytherin won[12]


See also

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 7 (Niffler Hunting)
  2. In the original version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch), Flint was stated to be a sixth-year. But in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat) (that was set in the 1993–1994 school year), he was still attending the school when he should have graduated the year prior in the 1992–1993 school year. J. K. Rowling, when asked in interview from February 2000, originally corrected the error by just saying that he had to take the year again. However, she then had the error corrected in the present version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to say that Flint was a fifth-year in the 1991–1992 school year. From that, it can be worked out that he started Hogwarts in September 1987, graduated in 1994 and was born in Sep 1975 to Aug 1976.
  3. HP Lexicon - The Age of the Weasleys - Charlie is seven years older than Ron, who was born in 1980
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "Become an Animagus" Achievement
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 2 (Boggarts and Butterbeer) - Potions Lesson "Wideye Potion"
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Polyjuice Potion"
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, "Packmates" Achievement
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year ?, Side Quest "Poor Sport"
  9. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Bill's Secret"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 As Gabriel Truman, Robert Hilliard and Gemma Farley were Prefects in the 1991–1992 school year, they must have started at Hogwarts by 1987.
  11. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 1, Chapter 8 (Preparing for the Room)
  12. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, "Become a Prefect" Achievement (info revealed to Gryffindor players)
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