School Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships

School fees (2021 – 2022)

Year 7 – Lower Sixth (includes School Lunch):
£6,637 per term | £19,911 per year

Upper Sixth:
£6,393 per term | £19,179 per year

Mandatory charges for all pupils

Personal Accident Insurance Cover | £6 per term

Old Lyonian/Alumni Subscription | £49 per term
This provides Life Membership of the Lyonian Association as well as access to career advice, work shadowing opportunities, networking and social events organised by the Alumni Relations Office.


Instrumental Tuition Lessons | £255 per term
Tuition fees are payable in advance and cover ten lessons of 40 minutes in length per term.

School Coach Service | cost dependent on route and distance travelled
visit johnlyon.vectare.co.uk

Instrumental Music Lessons

Payment terms

School fees are collected termly by direct debit or monthly direct debit.

Termly Payment: The annual tuition fee is divided equally across the three terms and is payable with other charges at the start of term.

Monthly Payment: This option allows you to spread the terms’ fees and other charges over several monthly installments. Unlike the termly payment, the School does not administer this service. It is managed by a third party company, School Fee Plan (SFP). At the start of each term SFP settle the fees and any extra charges in full with the School. They then collect these fees and charges from you via direct debit on a monthly basis. The transaction fee for this service is currently 2.99%. The John Lyon School is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

School Fee Plan



We are committed to widening access for local families, enabling the children of those who could not otherwise afford the fees to benefit from our all-round independent school education in North West London. This corresponds to the original intention of John Lyon, who, when he founded Harrow School in 1572, stated that he wished to provide an education for children in the parish. Each year, the School makes available a small number of means-tested bursaries to pupils who demonstrate exceptional talent and potential.

And as of September 2021, girls as well as boys will benefit from John Lyon bursaries.


If you think your son or daughter could qualify for a Bursary, please contact our Senior Registrar, Rebecca Davies to request a ‘Confidential Statement of Income’ application form.

The closing dates for receipt of bursary assessment applications, together with all the necessary supporting documentation, are:

  • 15th October of the school year prior to entry for 11+ and 13+
  • 31st January of the school year prior to entry for 16+


All boys and girls who sit the 11+, or boys who sit the 13+ examinations in the January preceding entry will be considered for Academic Scholarships; their performance in the examination, their school report and their interview will all be taken into consideration.

Scholarships are also available for the most able candidates in Music, Drama, Sport, STEAM and Art: additional assessments will be required for these awards.

Scholarships normally provide a remission of 5% of the tuition fees per year. Music, Drama, STEAM, Sport and Art Scholarship application forms are available to download below or can be requested from the Admissions Office if required.

The final dates for submission of a Scholarship application are:

  • 15th October of the school year prior to entry for 11+ and 13+
  • 31st January of the school year prior to entry for 16+