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The John Lyon School

The School is open to boys residing within reasonable travelling distance. There are places each September for boys who will be over 11 and under 12 on their entry into the school. An entrance examination is set in January. In addition, places are available each September for boys to enter the third form. They must be over 13 and under 14. An entrance examination takes place in January.

Middle Road
Harrow on the Hill
London Area

+44 (0)20 8515 9400

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Boys only

Size: 600

The John Lyon School fees:

Day fees per term:
£5,710 to £5,928

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
310 / 6002

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (600)

Sixth form: (148)

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Additional Information

John Lyon School, with its historic links to Harrow School, dynamic leadership, excellent facilities and ethos of treating every boy as an individual delivers a well-rounded, well-grounded education in a welcoming atmosphere.

At John Lyon, every pupil matters, the School is unashamedly academic with results that speak for themselves. The School is a friendly and dynamic place that fosters a love of learning. John Lyon offers an ‘all-rounder’ education that embraces opportunity and excellence both inside and beyond the classroom. The ethos is that, if you are a John Lyon boy you are part of the Lyonian Family, the School will help your son achieve his goals. 

An extensive I/GCSE and A-Level programme is on offer, Students have the option of studying towards a Higher Project Qualification at GCSE and the Extended Project Qualification at A-Level. 

The 25-acre Sports site is one of the best in London offering multiple football pitches, cricket squares, an all-weather hockey field, tennis courts and pupils can access the Harrow Archery Club, Athletics Track and Golf Course.

The 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall and fitness studio are based on the main School site with sporting options including basketball, judo, and badminton.

Dramatists are well cared for with two fully equipped ‘black box’ studio spaces and a ‘full rig’ in the main Hall. There are annual productions at Harrow School’s Ryan Theatre combine and the opportunity to work with professional London Drama companies. 

Pastoral care at the School is excellent, parents regularly comment that everyone knows their son’s name, this is a ‘family School’. Boys benefit from ‘Peer mentors’ all of the usual form tutor time that you would expect as well as access to a School Counsellor and Nurse. The School’s pastoral care starts with its ‘knowing every individual’ ethos which creates a real sense of school community. 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies