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The John Lyon School

By Coby F

2 years ago

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: Regular open days, open evenings and ‘school in action’ days take place throughout the school year. Visit www.johnlyon.org/opendays for details.

The Curriculum

Academic excellence is at the heart of what the 600 pupils who study here seek to achieve. Pupils’ academic standards and personal development were both rated the highest possible ‘excellent’ in our recent school inspection. Pupils gain a good grounding in the major academic subjects. Dedicated teachers help develop learning skills, creativity and the ability to apply learning in all areas of life. Building on this, pupils perform well from the start and achieve excellent results at GCSE and A-Level. An exciting co-curricular timetable focuses on community, achievement and wellbeing, and there is a range of more than 70 extra-curricular activities.


From September 2021 the School will become coeducational, welcoming girls into Year 7 for the first time. All open events are now open for both boys and girls.

Games & The Arts

The 25-acre sports site has 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 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. Pupils benefit from access to both a school counsellor and nurse.

University Places

Most students gain places at leading universities, notably Oxbridge and Russell Group, 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 – the sort of education that is highly sought and prized by parents interested in a high quality independent education.