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Hogwarts - the most magical school

Hogwarts has topped the league tables - as the all-time best screen school.

Fans clearly preferred lessons in witchcraft and wizardry to more traditional classes in maths and English, edging ahead of Grease's Rydell High and Shermer High from The Breakfast Club.

The Harry Potter school picked up 45% of the votes in the poll for streaming and DVD rental service Lovefilm.

More than 1,500 film fans gave their choices, ahead of the start of the autumn school term.

Fans said goodbye to Hogwarts this year as the final Harry Potter instalment, The Deathly Hallows Part 2, starring Daniel Radcliffe, was released in cinemas to become the third highest grossing film of all time.

Also highly ranked were institutions from Jack Black's comedy hit School Of Rock and TV's Saved By The Bell.

Lovefilm editor Helen Cowley said she was pleased to see some of the older films landing a place in the table.

"It is great to see some nostalgia creeping into the list, with schools from the 80s and 90s."

Top 10 on-screen schools in order were Hogwarts (Harry Potter series); Rydell High (Grease); Sunnydale High (Buffy The Vampire Slayer); Shermer High (The Breakfast Club); Bayside High (Saved By The Bell);Horace Green (School Of Rock); Padua Stadium High (10 Things I Hate About You); William McKinkley High (Glee); Westerberg High (Heathers); and New York City High School for the Performing Arts (Fame).

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