Updated: Tue 30 Apr 2013
The Thomas Blackwell Sixth Form Centre - Old Building
When The Lower School of John Lyon (as it was originally known) opened in 1876 it consisted of one building—Old Building. Old Building has served many purposes over the years—classrooms, Head’s study, provider of milk, jam sandwiches and other food, storage for rifles (in the days of the CCF), lookout post for enemy planes, to name but a few—and it has the distinction of being the only school building through which every Lyonian has passed since the School began.
The Old Building is a very important and much loved part of the heritage of The John Lyon School. In September 2012 the Old Building began life as the Sixth Form Centre, located at the very heart of the School. Our Sixth Formers will have a facility that will inspire and motivate them; Old Building and its history will be preserved for future generations of Lyonians; younger pupils will be encouraged to strive for excellence in order to qualify for the benefits that Sixth Form life offers at The John Lyon School.
The Sixth Form Centre houses the Burges Study Room, an impressive study area with individual study stations and computers. The Centre also contains the Wolfson Suite, a separate state-of-the-art IT teaching facility. Sixth Form only subjects have dedicated classrooms within the Centre, as well as the UCAS Office. Sixth Formers are able to relax outside of lessons and study periods in the Sixth Form Common Room, where they can enjoy their lunch and catch up with friends.
The Ernest Young Building
In January 2012 the School opened its new dining wing; The Ernest Young Building. This £2million wing adjoins the Main Building and is named in honour of a prominent Headmaster of John Lyon from the turn of the last century. The servery is open daily for breakfast, break and lunchtime. The Refectory is situated above the servery and boasts a great view of Harrow from the glass seating area.
The Sports Centre
The John Lyon Sports Centre was opened in 1997 by the Duke of Edinburgh. It houses the School’s 25m swimming pool, sports hall, gym and indoor cricket nets.
The Main Building
This part of the School houses the Reception and the School Office as well as the Art Department, Geography, RSP and the Science block. The New Memorial Library is also found here with an adjacent ICT suite with both kitted out in the latest technology. The School’s Art Gallery is found in the Mall and regularly hosts Art shows.
Oldfield is home to the History, Classics, Spanish and French Departments. It is also the home of the Lower School.
Sudbury Playing Fields
Our Sudbury site boasts some of the best football pitches of any independent boys’ school, with 25 acres in total. These are kept in top condition by our dedicated grounds staff all year round.
The Music School is home to the recording studio, individual practice rooms, a dedicated music ICT suite and the main music teaching space.
The Lyon Building
The Lyon Building was opened in 1989 and is home to the Mathematics and English departments. The Boyd Campbell Hall, where assemblies and School plays take place, is located on the lower floor.