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New John Lyon girls reflect on their first days at school

The School's move to coeducation in September 2021 has seen boys joined by John Lyon girls for the very first time.


All-rounders shine as John Lyon GCSE pupils receive their important grades

The true benefit of passions and pursuits outside the classroom, alongside dedicated academic study, has been shown in the 2021 John Lyon GCSE results.


Engineering, Law, Medicine and the Arts await John Lyon A-Level students as they move on to university

A wide and varied list of courses at the UK's foremost universities has proven a great reward for John Lyon A-Level students, as they said their final goodbyes to the School before heading into higher education.


Distance runner Ritchie collects new Milson Trophy from his Lyonian predecessor

A new School trophy bearing the name of an illustrious Old Lyonian athlete, has been awarded to the School's current star distance runner.


State-of-the-art Science equipment arrives as new Patani Laboratory is opened

New Science equipment has arrived at John Lyon thanks to the generous support of the father of two Old Lyonians.


School cricket stars have a week to remember with bat and ball

John Lyon have successfully defended their Middlesex school cricket county crown, with a five-day run from quarter-finals to victory.


John Lyon supports Festival of School and College Arts

A Festival of School and College Arts, designed to celebrate the vital role of the arts in our schools and colleges and the creativity of children and young people has been marked at John Lyon.


Rich history celebrated as new future awaits on John Lyon’s 145th anniversary

The long and rich history of John Lyon has been celebrated as the School kicked-off a sixth-month celebration for John Lyon's 145th anniversary.


Kassem pulls the strings as he takes John Lyon Musician crown

There is a new name on the de Mello Cup for 2021 as classical guitarist Kassem Azzawi took the title of John Lyon Musician of the Year.


Big name hockey and cricket stars talk elite sport at John Lyon

Olympic Champion Maddie Hinch and Test batsman Rob Key spoke of their journeys to elite sport at John Lyon, inspiring sporting excellence


Hard work, kindness, the UK-India relationship and racism all on the agenda as Lord Gadhia talks to John Lyon students

A wide-ranging discussion, beginning in 1970s Uganda and ending in the UK House of Lords, has taken place between leading businessman and parliamentarian Lord Gadhia and A-Level students at John Lyon.


“The tranquil sea is tempting me, but my life is at ease.” — Flash Fiction 2021

The winners of the John Lyon Flash Fiction 2021 competition, Rohan Thadi and Flynn Kendall, with stories of grief, and calm after chaos.


La Peste: Third annual Talks-on-the-Hill to consider the past, present and future of plagues

With the world gripped by a global pandemic the likes of which have not been seen for a century, John Lyon's annual Talks-on-the-Hill lectures will look deep into a subject that has been a key part of human history: La Peste.


Music, space, home learning and beautiful numbers on the menu as John Lyon Academic Society enters 2021

The first John Lyon Academic Society meeting of the new year has seen four pupils take their peers on a journey from the brain to the far reaches of the universe, as they presented on a variety of subjects.


Lost Boy Eric finds his voice in star-studded Peter Pan performance

The line-up for the latest adaptation of Peter Pan is stellar, boasting numerous Oscars and Olivier Awards...as well as a Year 7 John Lyon pupil.


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.

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