MYDDELTON College was transformed into the magical world of Hogwarts as part of an annual Harry Potter Book Night.

Spells were conjured, pupils were sorted into houses and Quidditch training took place on the evening as excited 'wizards and witches' celebrated JK Rowling’s novels.

Classrooms were decorated along with corridors and the dining hall. Pupils also enjoyed a potions class before tucking into a ‘magical’ feast.

Katie Gresley-Jones, head of Prep School, said: “We began with a sorting hat where pupils were grouped into the four houses of Hogwarts - Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.

“This is the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night. Fans of all ages were invited to celebrate JK Rowling’s wonderful novels and pass the magic on to young readers who are yet to discover the books.

“We are extremely lucky at Myddelton to learn in such an incredible building,” Miss Gresley-Jones added.

“The filmmakers of the Harry Potter series even considered filming the dining room scenes in our magical dining hall so we could not miss the opportunity to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night here.”

The evening finished with a Harry Potter themed quiz.

Miss Gresley-Jones said: “These gave the super fans a chance to shine.

“We place a huge emphasis on reading for pleasure at Myddelton College Preparatory School. Not only is reading for pleasure associated with increasing reading attainment but also in writing, comprehension, grammar and breadth of vocabulary.

“Our pupils are genuine bookworms.

“We have four pupils this year who have read over one million words and they have received awards for achieving their millionaire status.

“Their enthusiasm for Harry Potter Book night was overwhelming.”