Three family-friendly shows to watch on TV

Cool films and series about boarding school

Three family-friendly shows to watch on TV

Harry Potter
Based on the hugely successful books by J.K. Rowling, and featuring orphaned wizard Harry and his freinds, there are eight feature films in total each showing a different year at Hogwarts School starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Best for: Ages seven and above.
Available on Netflix and Starplayz.

The Worst Witch
Mildred Hubble, a normal girl from a world outside of magic, finds herself stumbling into a school for witches. The bumbling heroine soon comes to realise that actually, she might just belong as Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches after all. The TV series is based on the books by Jill Murphy.
Best for: Ages seven and above.
Available on Netflix.

A Little Princess
Sara is sent to a strict boarding school after her father enlists in World War One. When he is presumed dead, the headmistress, knowing she won’t receive any more money, forces the girl to become a servant. Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett published in 1905.
Best for: Ages five and over.
Available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

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