Welcome to John Lyon
We are a leading independent boys’ day school, based in the picturesque Harrow-on-the-Hill in north west London.
Academic excellence is at the very heart of what John Lyon achieves for the 600 boys who study here. We give pupils a good grounding in all the major academic subjects. Dedicated teachers work to develop learning skills, creativity and the ability to apply in all areas of life. Building on this platform, our boys perform well from the point they join us – whether at age 11, 13 or 16 – and achieve excellent results in public examinations at GCSE and A-Level. Most students gain places at leading UK universities and then move on into the workplace in a huge and varied range of valued professions.
A John Lyon boy also gains from his time outside the classroom. In particular, we have a strong and growing reputation for the strength of our music, art, performing arts and sport. Add to this an exciting co-curricular timetable focusing on each boy’s sense of community, achievement and wellbeing, a range of more than 70 extra-curricular activities from astronomy to R&B, and pastoral care that is second to none, you have a school designed to nurture high-achieving and happy boys for their time with us and well beyond.Discover more of life at John Lyon