This article lists the general events of the 19861987 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 1986–1987 school year were as follows:

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry faculty and staff during the 1986–1987 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 1986–1987 school year
Year Students
First years Slytherins Marcus Flint
Second years Ravenclaws Eliza
Third years Gryffindors Ben Copper, Charlie Weasley[1]
Hufflepuffs Penny Haywood, Nymphadora Tonks
Ravenclaws Andre Egwu, Tulip Karasu
Slytherins Merula Snyde, Barnaby Lee, Ismelda Murk,[2] Liz[3]
Unknown Rowan Khanna, Jacob's sibling
Fifth years Gryffindors Bill Weasley, Emily Tyler[4]
Seventh years Gryffindors Angelica Cole[5]
Hufflepuffs Jane Court[5]
Ravenclaws Chester Davies[5]
Slytherins Felix Rosier[5]
Unknown year Unknown Billingsley,[6] Luisa[7]


  • Albus Dumbledore gave a welcoming speech in which he warned everyone not to go looking for any other vault in the school, since they will now be breaking school rules.
  • An unknown person found and opened the Vault of Fear which unleashes a number of Boggarts which pop up around the school, frightening the pupils.
  • Dumbledore's notable absence throughout the school year became a talking point among the pupils of the school. He eventually came back at the end of the year.
  • Rita Skeeter visited the school and held a contest.[8]


See also

Notes and references

  1. HP Lexicon - The Age of the Weasleys - Charlie is seven years older than Ron, who was born in 1980
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 2 (Boggarts and Butterbeer) - Potions Lesson "Wideye Potion"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 1 (Year Four Begins) - Care of Magical Creatures Lesson "Fire Crab"
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Bill's Secret"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 For wiki clarity: Angelica, Chester, Jane, and Felix all entered Hogwarts Sept 1st 1980 and graduated Spring 1987. by Matt London on Twitter
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery; starting from Year 2 when Transfiguration becomes available, he would be occasionally mentioned. He turned his satchel into a goat, and Transfigured the professor's desk into a big ball of yarn.
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 4 (Filching from Filch) - Herbology Lesson "Stinksap"
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Wizarding World Famous"