The School community transcends cultural differences and exudes an ethos of inclusivity through natural acceptanceIndependent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) 2019
John Lyon offers a broad education to pupils who aspire to achieve excellence in all they do. As such, the admissions procedure is designed both to reveal applicants’ ability as well as to judge their potential.
We look to offer places to able young pupils who have a great attitude to learning combined with a desire to be the best that they can be.
And as of September 2021, girls as well as boys will be welcomed as new pupils to John Lyon.
John Lyon pupils largely come from North West London, in a triangle between the M4 to the south, M25 to the north and west, and M1 / A5 to the north and east. Our catchment area includes Harrow, Wembley, Stanmore, Pinner, Watford, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Southall, Ealing, Acton, Edgware, Brent Cross, Finchley, Barnet, Camden, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as other parts of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
At John Lyon we pride ourselves in our welcoming and helpful approach to admissions, for pupils at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.
We understand that choosing a school can be a difficult process for both parents and pupils. The information on bursaries, scholarships, fees, examinations and registration provided in these pages should help guide you through the process.
If you wish to know more about coeducation, please visit our new Coeducation Pages.
If you would like to know more, or have a specific question please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Registrar, Rebecca Davies.
020 8515 9443
Key Admissions Dates
|Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in September, October and November||School in Action sessions – INFORMATION AND REGISTER||For boys and girls seeking to enter the School in September 2021 and later|
|Saturday 31st October 2020||Deadline for 13+ (boys) registration for 2021 entry||For entry into the School in September 2021|
|Saturday 31st October 2020||Deadline for 11+ and 13+ bursary and scholarship applications for 2021 entry||For entry into the School in September 2021|
|Monday 30th November 2020||Deadline for 11+ (boys and girls) registration for 2021 entry||For entry into the School in September 2021|
|Thursday 14th January 2021||11+ and 13+ Entrance examinations||For entry into the School in September 2021|
|Sunday 31st January 2021||Deadline for 16+ (boys) registration for 2021 entry||For entry into the School in September 2021|
|Sunday 31st January 2021||Deadline for 16+ bursary and scholarship applications for 2021 entry||For entry into the School in September 2021|
The school is academically selective, but here the term ‘potential’ is not just rhetoric. All applicants are interviewed by senior staff (at 13, all by the head), with the intention of snuffling out ‘those happy to be busy, active and willing to push themselves’.The Good Schools Guide