Hogwarts teachers use house points to praise and punish Harry Potter and his fellow students. We’ve tracked every award and penalty across the seven books to bring you the ultimate guide to point-scoring at this school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Points per book
The overall number of points given and taken, broken down book by book:
|Book||Points added||Points deducted|
|Chamber of Secrets||+430||-10|
|Prisoner of Azkaban||+40||-125|
|Goblet of Fire||+0||-90|
|Order of the Phoenix||+400||-125|
Most generous: Albus Dumbledore +570
Least generous: Severus Snape -287
In the biggest single award, Albus Dumbledore gives Harry and Ron 200 points each after they save Ginny from the Chamber of Secrets
Minerva McGonagall takes 150 points from Gryffindor after she catches Harry, Hermione and Neville wandering around at night in their first year at Hogwarts.
Malfoy in the middle
In Order of the Phoenix, Draco Malfoy is allowed to give and take away points as a Prefect and member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad. How does he use his powers?
-5 to Ernie Macmillan, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
-15 to Hermione Granger
Person by person
A breakdown of all house point awards and deductions from the books. Check out Snape’s vendetta against Harry!
Person who awarded or deducted points
|Person||Points added||Points deducted|
Person who received or lost points
|Person||Points received||Points lost|
|House||Points awarded||Points deducted|
Total House points exchanged: 1,727
Points awarded and deducted for actions carried out by multiple students at the same time have been divided by the number of students involved and added to individual totals.