|"Harry, your eyesight really is awful."
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|St. Grogory's Primary School|
St. Grogory's Primary School was a Muggle elementary school located in or near Little Whinging, Surrey, England named after Saint Grogory. The school's headmistress in the early 1990s was C. Roemmele.
Harry Potter attended St. Grogory's in the early 1990s. He had no friends there and was teased for wearing broken spectacles, repaired with tape, and his cousin Dudley Dursley's old, oversized clothing.
One time, Harry was being pursued by Dudley's gang and tried to escape from them by ducking behind some rubbish bins outside the school's kitchens, but unintentionally flew on top of the chimney instead. Headmistress Roemmele sent an "angry" letter to Harry's uncle and aunt, Vernon and Petunia Dursley, telling them that their nephew had been "climbing school buildings."
While there is no real St. Grogory, there is a St. Gregory: Pope Gregory I. He is considered the patron saint of, among other things, students and teachers, making him a prime candidate to name a school after.
Behind the scenes
- The name of this school is not given in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It was first revealed as "St. Grogory's Primary School" on a prop award certificate featured in that novel's film adaptation.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (First identified as St. Grogory's Primary School) (Name seen on award certificate)
- Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey (Name seen on award certificate)
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game (First appearance)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, p. 403 (see this image)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 3
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7
- ↑ "Pope Gregory I" on Wikipedia