Some young boys showed us around the School and they were pretty confident. I looked at those boys and I saw my son in them.A prospective John Lyon parent
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.
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 boys 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 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
The deadline for 11+ and 13+ entry in September 2020 has now passed
|Thursday 9th January 2020||11+ and 13+ Entrance examinations||For entry into the School in September 2020|
|Friday 17th January 2020||Sixth Form Experience Day||For pupils currently in Years 10 and 11.
More information and register
|Friday 31st January 2020||Deadline for Entrance, Scholarship and Bursary applications (16+)||For entry into the School in September 2020|
|Thursday 13th February 2020||11+ and 13+ offer letters (including bursary and scholarship awards) are posted by 1st class mail||For entry into the School in September 2020|
|Thursday 27th February 2020||Final date for acceptance of all 13+ offers||For entry into the School in September 2020|
|Tuesday 3rd March 2020||Final date for acceptance of all 11+ offers||For entry into the School in September 2020|
|Thursday 14th May 2020||Open Evening – REGISTER||For those seeking to enter the School in September 2021 and later|
|Saturday 26th September||Open Day – REGISTER||For those seeking to enter the School in September 2021 and later|
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