Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships

Fees Bursaries Scholarships

School fees (2022 – 2023)

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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 instalments. 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 northwest 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.

Bursary applications for September 2023 entry are now closed.

Please note that in order to apply for a bursary, you will need to have completed a full registration form via the online registration form. This will include paying the registration fee.

Once your bursary request is processed, you will receive an email with a link to access the bursary application portal. Please save [email protected] in your email contacts so that messages from this address go straight to your inbox and are not missed.

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

  • 11th November 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+, and the 13+ examinations 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:

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