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John Lyon

John Lyon is Northwest London’s leading co-ed, all-through 3 to 18, independent school. We are forward-thinking and dynamic in our approach, all whilst staying true to our proud heritage, ethos and culture. Our eight School Values: Ambition, Community, Creativity, Enquiry, Excellence, Heritage, Innovation, Resolve guide us in all we do and are embedded into School life.
We proudly serve families in Harrow-on-the-Hill, around Harrow and further afield by offering a world-class School experience for pupils from aged 3 in our Little Lyons Nursery to aged 18 sitting A-Levels in our bespoke Sixth Form Centre. John Lyon is a happy, warm and progressive community.

At John Lyon, we believe that every pupil has unique talents and strengths. We pride ourselves on providing an enriching, supportive, and challenging environment for every pupil, while promoting a culture of academic excellence, personal responsibility and respect.

Academic work is just the beginning, and we firmly believe that the additional opportunities we provide through our extra-curricular, co-curricular and Excellence programmes are equally important, playing a vital role in equipping our pupils with the skills and experiences they will need to help them succeed in life at School and beyond. Pupils find that our vibrant and inclusive co-ed classrooms create a diverse learning community in which all can thrive.

We embrace technology and put it at the forefront of all that we do. As a ‘Microsoft Showcase School’, we are one of only 82 other schools and colleges in the UK to be recognised by Microsoft.
We are not your typical school. We are part of something much bigger. John Lyon School sits within John Lyon Foundation and alongside the Harrow Family of Schools, which includes Harrow School itself and Harrow International Schools around the globe. Pupils benefit from these close links and regularly take part in pan-Family events, including an annual Fifth Form Conference, assemblies and lessons streamed with partner schools, creative-writing anthology and a STEAM magazine. In addition, staff often have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues all over the world in order to develop best practice and exchange ideas and resources.

11+ Assesses
English, Maths, Group Activity and Discussion

Admissions contact

Reception to Year 6 entry,
Year 7 to Year 13

Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Co-Ed Day

Age range

3-18 years

Type of exam

3+ Play- date age appropriate assessment

Stage 1:
Play- date group assessment
Stage 2:
Candidates invited back will take part in an individual pupil assessment with the Early Years Team.

Assessment in Maths, English Group activities
Interview/ Discussion follows

Written assessments in Maths, English, Science and French.
Interview follows

Conditional on GCSE results
( 6 GCSE’s passes graded 9-6) subject interviews and reference from current school.

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