John Lyon School

John Lyon is an academically selective independent day school, based in Harrow-on-the-Hill in North West London. Having educated boys from Harrow and surrounding areas since 1876, we will welcome our first girl pupils from September 2021.

Academic excellence is at the very heart of what the 600 pupils who study here seek to achieve and the curriculum is at the very heart of everything we do. Pupils gain a good grounding in all the major academic subjects. They perform well from the point they join and achieve excellent results in public examinations at GCSE and A-Level.

A John Lyon pupil also gains from time spent outside the classroom. There is a strong reputation for Music, Art, Drama and Sport. Add to this an exciting co-curricular timetable focusing on each pupil’s sense of community, achievement and wellbeing, a range of more than 70 extra-curricular activities, and pastoral care that is second to none, John Lyon is a school designed to nurture high-achieving and happy children.

John Lyon is committed to widening access, enabling the children of those who could not otherwise afford the fees to benefit from our all-round independent school. 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 number of means-tested bursaries to pupils who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential.

All pupils are also considered for an Academic Scholarship and we award a small number of Scholarships to candidates of outstanding ability and potential in Drama, Music and Sport.

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