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The John Lyon School

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The John Lyon School

Address: Middle Road, Harrow on the Hill, HA2 0HN
Website: www.johnlyon.org
Founded: 1876
Number of Pupils: 600
Fees: £6,175 – £6,411 per term
Ages: 11-18
Head Teacher: Miss Katherine Haynes, BA, MEd, NPQH
Entrance Procedure: Admission at 11+, 13+ and 16+ via entrance examination and interview. 
Contact: Ms Rebecca Davies, Registrar, 020 8515 9443
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Typically our Open Evening takes place in May and our Open Day in September. Places are available at School in Action afternoons throughout the year – contact the Registrar for details.

The Curriculum

Academic excellence is at the very heart of what the school achieves for its 600 boys. Pupils gain a good grounding in all the major academic subjects, developing learning skills, creativity and the ability to apply learning in all areas of life. Boys perform well from the point they join – at age 11, 13 or 16 – and achieve excellent results at (I)GCSE and A-Level. An exciting co-curricular timetable focuses on each boy’s sense of community, achievement and wellbeing, and there is a range of more than 70 extra-curricular activities.

Games & The Arts

Pupils also gain from their time outside the classroom. The 25-acre sports site is one of the best in London, with multiple football pitches, cricket squares, an all-weather hockey pitch and tennis courts. A 25-metre swimming pool and sports hall are on the main school site. Two fully equipped drama studio spaces, a dedicated music hall and sizeable art department allow pupils to explore and enhance their creativity.

Pastoral Care

Well-structured form, year group and house systems allow for strong pastoral care and a sense of real support within the school community. Boys benefit from a peer mentor system and access to both a full time school counsellor and nurse.

University Places

Most students gain places at leading UK universities, notably Oxbridge, Russell Group and University of London, with the arts, sciences and humanities all well-represented. 

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘Every day I witness remarkable young men being challenged with new ideas, taught to them by a dedicated group of teachers in facilities envied by many. I see these boys achieve in the classroom, on the sports field, in the music hall, on the stage. Most satisfyingly, I see happy boys.’ 

Outstanding Characteristics

John Lyon School life is a programme of personal growth and enrichment rarely seen in many schools – the sort of education that is highly sought after in today’s competitive educational marketplace, and prized by parents interested in a high quality independent education.



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