Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships

Fees Bursaries Scholarships

School fees (2021 – 2022)

Tuition fees
Year 7 – Lower Sixth (includes School Lunch):
£6,637 per term | £19,911 per year
Upper Sixth:
£6,393 per term | £19,179 per year
Mandatory charges for all pupils
Personal Accident Insurance Cover | £6 per term
Old Lyonian/Alumni Subscription | £49 per term
Life Membership of the Lyonian Association, access to career advice, work shadowing opportunities, networking and social events.
From September 2022, every pupil at John Lyon School will need to own a School Managed Device (SMD). Digital technology is used daily in lessons and activities to enhance learning, provide opportunities to understand emerging technology and to provide an innovative 21st Century education which includes pupils accessing digital content, online resources, assessment materials, and to create their own digital materials using a wide range of apps.

The cost of the SMD device (including insurance) will be approximately £625 for younger pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9. Pupils entering Years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form can continue using this device but also have the option of purchasing a more advanced model costing approximately £1000. Once the pupil has a confirmed place, details of the SMD Policy and purchasing information will be provided.

Instrumental Music Lessons | £255 per term (10x 40 minute lessons)
School Coach Service | cost dependent on route and distance travelled

Payment terms

School fees are collected termly by direct debit or monthly direct debit.

Termly Payment: The annual tuition fee is divided equally across the three terms and is payable with other charges at the start of term.

Monthly Payment: This option allows you to spread the terms’ fees and other charges over several monthly instalments. Unlike the termly payment, the School does not administer this service. It is managed by a third party company, School Fee Plan (SFP). At the start of each term SFP settle the fees and any extra charges in full with the School. They then collect these fees and charges from you via direct debit on a monthly basis. The transaction fee for this service is currently 2.99%. The John Lyon School is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

School Fee Plan


We are committed to widening access for local families, enabling the children of those who could not otherwise afford the fees to benefit from our all-round independent school education in North West London. This corresponds to the original intention of John Lyon, who, when he founded Harrow School in 1572, stated that he wished to provide an education for children in the parish. Each year, the School makes available a small number of means-tested bursaries to pupils who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential.

If you think your son or daughter could qualify for a Bursary, please email feeassistance@johnlyon.org a link will be emailed to you giving you access to our on-line bursary application form.

The closing dates for receipt of bursary assessment applications, together with all the necessary supporting documentation, are:

  • 11th November of the school year prior to entry for 11+ and 13+
  • 31st January of the school year prior to entry for 16+


All boys and girls who sit the 11+, and the 13+ examinations in the January preceding entry will be considered for Academic Scholarships; their performance in the examination, their school report and their interview will all be taken into consideration.

Scholarships are also available for the most able candidates in Music, Drama, Sport, STEAM and Art: additional assessments will be required for these awards.

Scholarships normally provide a remission of 5% of the tuition fees per year. Music, Drama, STEAM, Sport and Art Scholarship application forms are available to download below or can be requested from the Admissions Office if required.

The final dates for submission of a Scholarship application are:

  • 11th November of the school year prior to entry for 11+ and 13+
  • 31st January of the school year prior to entry for 16+