John Lyon’s Foundation is an educational foundation consisting of Harrow School, John Lyon School and John Lyon’s Charity.  The Foundation aims to maximise the opportunities for children and young people by enabling them to realise their potential, broaden their horizons and ultimately enable them to experience and enjoy a better quality of life.

Chairman’s foreword

I am very pleased to welcome you to John Lyon’s Foundation’s website, which I hope will give you a flavour of the work that Harrow School, John Lyon School and John Lyon’s Charity, who make up John Lyon’s Foundation, aim to achieve.

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Harrow School

Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. It is located in a leafy 300-acre estate, encompassing much of Harrow-on-the-Hill in northwest London. As stewards of many cherished traditions, today’s Harrovians follow in the footsteps of the Giants of Old, united by strength of character, lasting friendships and the desire to be of good influence.

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John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in northwest London. Since 1991, the Charity has distributed over £100 million to a range of organisations that seek to promote the life chances of children and young people through education.

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John Lyon School

John Lyon is a leading independent boys’ day school, based in Harrow-on-the-Hill in northwest 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.

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