Esmerelda Hallow
Esmerelda Hallow

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Student Witch


Miriam Petche (2017 TV Series)

Esmerelda 'Esme' Hallow is Ethel's older sister in the 2017 series of The Worst Witch.


2017 TV Series

Esmerelda is the head of Year Three and as such is two years older than Ethel.

She set the record for the academy's entrance exam, scoring 100% in her written paper and 98% in the practical.

Esme volunteers to help out at Selection Day during her summer holidays and gives the prospective students a tour of the school she is obviously very proud of.

In New Girl, she gives Maud spare seats and bric-a-brac from the prefects' room to help decorate the area under the staircase.

In The First Witch, Esmerelda sets a challenge for the first years to help bring them together. She creates origami bats that are enchanted to fly and have a clue written on them which, once solved, will reveal the meeting place of the first year Witches' Coven.

In Out of Bounds, Esme is tricked into giving Agatha her magical powers, before Miss Cackle comes in and she realises what she's done.

In The Worst Headmistress, Esmerelda is turned into a trophy by Miss Gullet. When Agatha tries to destroy the school, all the students chant together to stop her spell, and this also changes Esmerelda, the teachers, and the grand wizard back into themselves, and Agatha and Miss Gullet end up trapped in a painting by Miss Cackle.

Physical Appearance

Esmerelda wears a purple school sash with a gold border that signifies that she is a head of year. She has a long plait formed from a high ponytail that swings when she walks. Her hair is blonde like Ethel's.

Personality and Traits

Esmerelda is the top student at the academy but is very modest about this.


Esme always looks out for her younger sister Ethel and tries to direct her along the right path.


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