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John Lyon makes Cricketer Schools Guide 100 list for the first time

John Lyon and its "compelling commitment" to coaching young players has been recognised by the prestigious Cricketer Schools Guide.


John Lyon singers take to the professional concert stage

Seven John Lyon singers have taken to the professional stage to perform in one of the UK's leading orchestra's centenary season concerts.


John Lyon and Quainton Hall unite to offer all-through education to local children

Having educated the young people of Harrow since Victorian times, John Lyon and Quainton Hall School will soon come together to offer an all-through education for children aged 2 - 18.


Happy, resilient pupils are more able to embrace opportunity and fulfil their potential

As the first half of Autumn Term draws to a close School Counsellor Mrs Laura Herman looks at happy, resilient pupils and how she is here to help both new and established pupils.


John Lyon’s Founder commemorated in a day of distanced celebration

The church on the Hill wasn't packed, as is tradition, but John Lyon's founder has been celebrated in three special Founder's Day events.


Six month wait doesn’t dampen John Lyon Hockey awards joy

Just as John Lyon Hockey season was coming to a close in Spring Term, lockdown hit and the usual player awards were put on hold.


The concept of ‘sport for all’ plays a huge role in the life of John Lyon

In the face of countless changes to safety and best practice, John Lyon's Director of Sport, Mr Shane Cloete, looks at how the School's mantra of 'sport for all' will not be lost.


Scrolling instead of strolling: School trip goes ahead from the comfort of John Lyon classroom

The first School trip of the academic year has seen GCSE Art pupils tour the National Portrait Gallery, all without leaving the School site.


Healthy lifestyle coaching kicks off John Lyon’s new sporting year

The first full week of the School year has seen the return of John Lyon's Healthy Lifestyle Programme, aimed at providing information and encouragement to pupils in all aspects of fitness and diet.


Remember, success comes when you earn it

At the start of a new School year after a full term of online learning from home, John Lyon Head Miss Katherine Haynes welcomed pupils back with an assembly watched online in classrooms across the School site.


John Lyon School year begins with happy and healthy first day back

The first day back at School for almost six months has seen John Lyon boys in all years return to a new Covid-safe campus.


2020 GCSE results leave John Lyon pupils on cloud ‘9’ with record number offered Sixth Form scholarships

2020 GCSE results leave John Lyon pupils on cloud ‘9’ with record number offered Sixth Form scholarships


University of London and Russell Group dominate list of John Lyon A-Level university destinations

Hard work and dedication in the face of great difficulty and uncertainty has paid off for John Lyon A-Level students, with many securing coveted places at the UK’s leading universities.


School estates work on track for September unveiling

With the School now closed for summer, two significant School estates projects are on course for completion ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year.


Our term has ended, like the lockdown we have grown accustomed to.

Having spent a whole term learning from home, outgoing Deputy Head Boy Patrick Miles looks at the activities and achievements of Year 7 and 8 boys through lockdown.


An important lesson: Fear is an incompetent teacher

With no big farewell for this year's A-Level students, outgoing Head Boy Husain Abedi writes the speech he would have given at final assembly, focusing on the work of the Student Council, and wishes his best to the new Head Boy team.


La Peste could now be seen as a warning of things to come

Albert Camus’ novel La Peste has seen a huge increase in sales since lockdown began. Amongst those reading the classic 20th century novel was A-Level French student Daniel Wong, who writes about the book and the curious rise of ‘pestilence fiction’.


We reinforced our knowledge on the water and carbon cycles

Before the lockdown began in spring, Lower Sixth Geographers, including Bailey Allmey, made the short trip into the Chiltern Hills to learn more about water and carbon cycles through practical experiments.


World Cup winner tells pupils of hard journey back to the top of Cricket

The highs of being selected to represent England at 18 and the five years of hard work to get back into that team having been dropped have been discussed by World Cup winner Fran Wilson as she spoke to John Lyon pupils.


Continuing dangers of air pollution highlighted for pupils by environmental writer

The unrelenting and under-reported dangers of air pollution, as well as the failures of corporations and governments, were all on the agenda as a leading environmental journalist spoke to John Lyon pupils.

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