Year 3 (7+)

Welcome to our Year 3 Admissions page. Your application journey starts here.  

Key Dates

Deadline for applications  Thursday 31 October 2024

Visit us

Most families begin their educational journey with us by attending one of our Meet the Head open mornings. These sessions offer an opportunity for prospective John Lyon families to meet our Head of Prep Mrs Sonal Chatrath, and to see our exceptional School on a normal working day.



Registration is the next step for families who wish their child to be considered for a place at John Lyon School.

A registration fee is payment towards the administration of your child’s application and their entrance examinations. This fee is non-refundableWhen completing your online registration form, you will be asked to upload a copy of your child’s passport and, if applicable, their latest School report.


Year 3 (7+) assessment

To join us at Year 3, your child must be 7 years old by 1 September in the year they are due to start. Assessments for entry into Year 3 typically take place in the spring term in the academic year prior to your child being eligible to join the School.  The majority of children will join Year 3 in September, however we can accept children at other times during the year providing there is a vacancy and they meet our criteria. 

Your child will be invited to spend the morning at our Prep School and will be assessed in English and Mathematics. They will also complete an online Cognitive Ability Test. This test looks into areas such as reasoning, perception, memory, verbal and mathematical ability, and problem solving. 

Offers and Acceptances

We email our offer letters to you. These are typically sent out within a week of your child attending their assessment. 

If an offer of a place is made and you wish to accept your child’s place, you will be asked to read our Terms & Conditions, complete the Confirmation of Acceptance form and pay the Confirmation of Acceptance fee. There are some other forms to complete, depending on the year and type of entry. These will be included along with your offer letter. The Confirmation of Acceptance fee is refundable when your child leaves the School. 

Full terms and conditions are set out in the Parent Contract and Annual Update of Fees and Optional Extras, which are both available on request from our Admissions team. 

 Admission fees

Registration fee £150
Confirmation of Acceptance fee £1,000 (UK Resident)
£3,000 (Overseas resident