Far more than a simple interactive menu, the school is the place where Harry and friends will attend lessons, learning new kinds of spells, which will in turn open up more of the story. Starting the game - which, as the title suggests, charts the narratives of the first four books - with no knowledge of magic whatsoever, by the end of the adventure, Harry will have filled up a reassuringly spacious selection wheel of powers.
Sounds like TT Games is including a lot more RPG elements to the game. The game is to be released in May of this year, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com with their low price guarantee. The game will be available for the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, DS, PSP, and Windows PC.