Over twenty years have passed since the battle of Hogwarts and Voldemort's demise. The wizarding world has had time to rebuild itself and the old wounds from the past have healed. Things have been peaceful and that peace has brought with it a new generation of witches and wizards ready to take control of their own lives but trouble is brewing on the horizon. Deep within the wizarding world there are a few individuals intent on sowing discord among their peers and after months of planning have achieved their ultimate goal - they have exposed magic to the world and are intent on using the chaos to take over. With this new revelation weighing heavily on the minds of everyone and magical/muggle relations the worst they have ever been, the next term at Hogwarts is set to be an eventful one.
Please don't forget when making a character that the age they are relates to the year they are in, not how old you as a person are. With that in mind, these are the ages you should be using.
First Year -- 11/12 years old Second Year -- 12/13 years old Third Year -- 13/14 years old Fourth Year -- 14/15 years old Fifth Year -- 15/16 years old Sixth Year -- 16/17 years old Seventh Year - 17/18 years old
Eighth Year -- 18/19 years old Ninth Year -- 19/20 years old
Students receive their letter when they are about to turn 11 years old so all students should be 11 when they start at Hogwarts. The first age indicates the age they will be when they start the year while the second is the age they will be when they finish it.
Those are the normal ages although if your character has been held back a few times and you wish to say they are older because they have friends who moved up when your character didn't, please let an admin know and I'm sure that will be fine. If you have any questions or problems, please contact an admin and we'll be happy to help.