The John Lyon School

Greater London
Boys (11 - 18)
The John Lyon School

John Lyon is a leading independent boys’ day school, based in the picturesque Harrow-on-the-Hill in north west London.

Our academic curriculum is rightly at the heart of every working day – it forms the very core of all we seek to achieve as a leading place of learning. English, Mathematics, the Sciences, Humanities, Creative Arts, Languages and Digital disciplines form a curriculum designed to educate and inspire, giving both knowledge and a desire to want to know more.

About the school

John Lyon is a leading independent boys’ day school, based in the picturesque Harrow-on-the-Hill in north west London.

Academic excellence is at the very heart of what John Lyon achieves for the 600 boys who study here. We give pupils a good grounding in all the major academic subjects. Dedicated teachers work to develop learning skills, creativity and the ability to apply. Building on this platform, our boys perform well from the point they join us – whether at age 11, 13 or 16 – and achieve excellent results in public examinations at GCSE and A-Level. Most students gain places at leading UK universities and then move on into the workplace in a huge and varied range of valued professions.

A John Lyon boy also gains from his time outside the classroom. In particular, we have a strong and growing reputation for the strength of our music, art, performing arts and sport. Add to this an exciting co-curricular timetable focusing on each boy’s sense of community, achievement and wellbeing, a range of more than 70 extra-curricular activities from astronomy to R&B, and pastoral care that is second to none, you have a school designed to nurture high-achieving and happy boys for their time with us and well beyond.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 600 (172 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5710 to £5928/term

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

We are committed to widening access for local families, enabling the children of those who could not otherwise afford the fees to benefit from our all-round independent school education. This corresponds to the original intention of John Lyon, who, when he founded Harrow School in 1572, stated that he wished to provide an education for children in the parish. Each year, the School makes available a small number of means-tested bursaries to pupils who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential.

All pupils who take the 11+ or 13+ examination in January will be considered for an Academic Scholarship. Their performance in the examination, their school reference and their interview will all be taken into consideration. Sixth Form Scholarships are awarded dependent on GCSE results. We also award a small number of Scholarships to candidates of outstanding ability and potential in Drama, Music and Sport. Separate applications are required for these awards and assessments are held at the end of November. Scholarships normally provide for between £500 and £2,000 of the tuition fees each year. They are reviewed annually.

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Admissions Process

John Lyon offers a broad education to pupils who aspire to achieve excellence in all they do.

As such, the admissions procedure is designed both to reveal applicants’ ability as well as to judge their potential. We look to offer places to able young pupils who have a great attitude to learning combined with a desire to be the best that they can be.

John Lyon pupils largely come from North West London, in a triangle between the M4 to the south, M25 to the north and west, and M1 / A5 to the north and east. Boys also come to us from outside Greater London – from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

At John Lyon we pride ourselves in our welcoming and helpful approach to admissions, for boys at 11+. 13+ and Sixth Form.

We understand that choosing a school can be a difficult process for both parents and pupils. The information on bursaries, scholarships, fees, examinations and registration provided in these pages should help guide you through the process.

You are also very welcome at our Open Evening held in May, and our Open Day in September.

If you would like to know more, or have a specific question please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Registrar, Rebecca Davies.
020 8515 9443

Finding out more

Middle Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0HN
020 8515 9400
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Key Facts

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