Welcome to the new home of
The Wizard's Thatch
subsisto pertingens ad astra"
“The best thing about Wizard’s Thatch Academy is that if you have a talent they’ll strengthen
it, and if you don’t they’ll help you discover one.”
Wizard’s Thatch Academy is about a lot more than ticking boxes. Head teacher Rowenta Di Marco is passionate
about education and providing a top notch academic life. Boarding students eat in their boarding houses
rather than a central dining room, and day students like being able to go back to their houses in the town for lunch as for
both groups it feels like they are having a break away from school.
There are more than 40 extracurricular activities on offer, including the superbly named Hot Potato debating
club, and “Believe to Lead” projects. The inspirational art and music departments both deserve special mention,
as does the fourth Oxbridge choral scholarship in recent years. And did we mention the new Herbology centre
situated near the Victorian Greenhouses?
But what really stands out is that the students
genuinely seem to appreciate their lovely surroundings and know just how lucky they are to be at one of the world’s
foremost Magic Schools. That's right, you didn't misread the last sentence, and the Wizard's
Thatch Academy is also known as Magic School!
If you're lucky enough to live in Wizard's Thatch then the chances are that you'll be enrolled,
but if you don't then it's harder to get in. However, if you have been proven magical enough to
purchase one of Dr Thaddeus Bombay's Magic Wands then there is still hope.
Oh, and the motto? That
translates as "Never stop reaching for the stars..."
It's where stories of the original
wizarding world come alive....
Wizard's Thatch is a small
market town and parish in West Somerset, England, situated on the Bristol Channel coast just northwest
of Taunton with a population somewhere in the region of 8,786, mostly of non magical folk. Of course
most folk don't realise just how magical a place Wizard's Thatch really is, as they just see the
everyday world around them. But if you look a little closer, there's a hint on just about every
street corner. Wizard's Thatch is also home to one of the top public schools in the country,
the Wizard's Thatch Academy a real life School of Magic presided over by the indomitable Rowenta Di Marco, one of the
strangest characters you will ever meet.
So, welcome to the Enchanting World of Wizard's
Thatch, we hope you enjoy your visit and that you take time to explore a little of what we have to offer
.... it really is, where magic begins.....
What's Bubbling In
This summer, the Wizard's Thatch Academy website is undergoing aseismic refurbishment (much like the astronomy
tower at the school itself) and our new "What's Bubbling" page will keep you up to date with all the changes.
Please bear with us as some of the pages might disappear and then reappear somewhere else - possibly even with a new name,
which means some of the old links may no longer work. All the changes will be complete by the time that the Autumn term commences
in September. Until then, we'll do our utmost to keep you posted!