Open Days

Open Days and School in Action

Open Days and School in Action days at John Lyon provide an excellent opportunity for future young Lyonians and their parents to see the School at work.

All our open events are designed for pupils seeking to join the School at all three main entry points:

–  Year 7 (11+) boys and girls
–  Year 9 (13+) boys only
–  Sixth Form (16+) boys only

Our open events give you the chance to discover more about John Lyon School life through tours, asking questions of pupils and staff, and hearing short speeches from key members of staff and students.

We understand that selecting the correct school can often be difficult and daunting for parents, so we hope these Open Days provide the opportunity to get to know John Lyon, what we believe and stand for, and what we can offer your sons and daughters.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about admissions. Please contact our Registrar, Rebecca Davies, at or on 020 8515 9443.

Online Open Evening – Summer Term 2020

Owing to the cancellation of Open Evening in Summer Term, an Online Open Evening was created to allow prospective John Lyon pupils and parents to learn more about the School ahead of a future visit.

On a newly-created website page, you will hear from teachers and pupils, have a two-minute video tour of the School site and facilities, learn more about our academic subjects with the option to ask questions directly to each department, and have the opportunity to register for one of our School in Action days in the Autumn Term.

As well as that, there are links to pages on our website we think will be of most use to you as prospective parents, including information on our move to coeducation, bursaries and scholarships, school inspection and Good Schools Guide review, and details of our Admissions department.


Visit the John Lyon Online Open Evening to hear from pupils and teachers and have a tour of the School site.


Upcoming Open Events

SCHOOL IN ACTION: September, October, November

90-minute School tours and Q&As every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in September, October and November



See the School on our Autumn Term Open Day, Saturday 26th September, 9.30am - 12.00pm


All open events will be conducted with social distancing best practice in mind. Details of events may change depending on guidance in place at the time of the event. All people registered for an Open Day or School in Action day will be kept informed of changes.