I have been giving this a lot of thought and I have serious concerns about student welfare at Hogwarts. The students are organised into Houses, this is very common in English schools and the Head of House is responsible for their welfare. In Hogwarts the Head of House has a very hands off approach to say the least. I think Professor McGonagall only enters the Common Room three times in the whole time Harry is there. There appears to be no set bedtimes for the students. Harry Ron and Hermione spend many a l late evening in the common room. Anyone who is a parent will know kids want to stay up to all hours but often can’t handle it.
Parents will also tell you teenagers, and boys in particular, can have a very laissez-faire attitude to personal hygiene and often need to told when to wash. Apart form the occasional shower after quidditch there appears to be no set routine or anyone checking up. I just hope the common rooms have good ventilation.
Now they do have prefects but all through the book they don’t do a lot and certainly not much to help with welfare. They system of virtually no adult supervision and prefects is a perfect one for bullies, just look at Tom Browns school days!
The curriculum is no better. There are no wizard primary schools. Parents are responsible for teaching their own children. When they arrive in Hogwarts there is no English or Maths lessons. Both subject isn’t something you can do a bit of at home or at a Muggle primary school and be proficient in! No wonder none of the pure bloods can cope with muggle money!