Discover your Hogwarts house on Pottermore

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We can’t all go to Hogwarts and plonk the Sorting Hat on our head, but here’s the next best thing – Pottermore’s very own Sorting Experience! Which house do you belong to?

Are you Gryffindor? Are you Hufflepuff? Are you Slytherin? Are you Ravenclaw?

Find out with the Hogwarts Sorting Experience created by J.K. Rowling.

Now, we’re assuming you’re more than familiar with the four houses of Hogwarts, but here’s a quick refresher, just in case.

Hogwarts was founded over a thousand years ago by four powerful wizards: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. They chose to split the students into four ‘houses’, each bearing their surnames and featuring young wizards and witches who displayed abilities and personalities they wanted to nurture.

To do this, Godric Gryffindor used his magical hat – henceforward known as the Sorting Hat – to decide which children should go into which house, and so it has been ever since with a yearly Sorting Ceremony that places each new pupil into their own new home.

The four houses have different entry requirements, and nobody summed them up better than the old Sorting Hat itself in its welcoming song...

Gryffindor

Notable members include (of course) Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

‘You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Hufflepuff

Notable members include Newt Scamander, Cedric Diggory and Nymphadora Tonks.

‘You might belong in Hufflepuff
Where they are just and loyal
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Ravenclaw

Notable members include Luna Lovegood, Gilderoy Lockhart and Filius Flitwick.

‘Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw
If you’ve a ready mind
Where those of wit and learning
Will always find their kind.’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Slytherin

Notable members include Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy and (rather unfortunately) Lord Voldemort.

‘Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Once you've tried the Hogwarts Sorting Experience, you can find out more about your house, and how the houses came to be in the first place.

You can read more about the founders of Hogwarts or the wily old Sorting Hat and even your house ghost.

If you’re interested in learning which house you’d be placed into if you were attending the American wizarding school Ilvermorny, why not try the Ilvermorny Sorting Experience too?

The Sorting Ceremony
Be sorted and discover your house