John Lyon is a leading independent coeducational day school, based in the picturesque Harrow-on-the-Hill in northwest London.

2021-2022 marks the beginning of coeducation at John Lyon, with girls joining the School in Year 7 for the first time in our 145-year history. We also now offer an all-through education from Nursery, aged 2½ to A-Level, aged 18, thanks to our coming together with Quainton Hall School in central Harrow, which now becomes John Lyon’s prep school.

Academic excellence is at the very heart of what pupils who study here seek to achieve. With the opportunity to explore a broad curriculum and gain a solid grounding in all the major academic subjects, pupils work alongside dedicated teachers to develop learning skills, creativity and the ability to fully apply themselves in all areas of life.

Building on this platform, pupils perform well from the point they join the School – whether at age 11, 13 or 16 – and achieve excellent results in public examinations at GCSE and A Level. Most students are rewarded for their hard work by gaining places at leading UK universities, before moving on into the workplace in a huge and varied range of valued professions.

John Lyon pupils also gain from their time outside the classroom. The School has a strong reputation for opportunities and success in Music, Art, Drama and Sport. Add to this an exciting Co-Curricular Programme focusing on each pupil’s sense of community, achievement and wellbeing, a range of more than 100 extra-curricular activities, and pastoral care that is second to none, a John Lyon education is designed to nurture high-achieving and happy children.

The charitable ethos that has run through John Lyon since its founding in 1876 shows no sign of slowing, and this generation of pupils, like their predecessors, engage in numerous charitable and community projects, giving time and raising money for projects in Harrow and beyond.

John Lyon’s public benefit objectives are to support the wider community through the sharing of expertise and facilities in sport, the arts and academia. We have strong links with school in the maintained sector, who regularly join events with our pupils; our facilities are used by local schools and community groups; we raise significant sums for local, national and international charities; we widen access to a John Lyon education through scholarship and bursary awards; and our pupils are seen out in the community all year round, giving their time to local initiatives.

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