John Lyon’s Scholars are seen as leaders within the School. These pupils from Year 7 to Upper Sixth strive to set new goals not just for themselves but for all other pupils around them. The John Lyon Scholarship Programme covers all areas of School life, from the classroom to the sports fields to the stage.

As well as being an honour, Scholarships come with a monetary benefit. This is normally a remission of 5% of the School tuition fees but for exceptional candidates the School may consider a greater percentage.

Unlike bursaries, Scholarships are not means-tested or based on a family’s ability to pay tuition fees, instead they are designed to show the school has recognised a particular talent and wants to help that pupil fulfil their potential.

Academic Scholarship

All candidates who sit the 11+ and 13+ examinations will be considered for an Academic Scholarship; There is no application form to complete for an Academic Scholarship. Candidates’ performance in the entrance examination, their school report and reference along with their group task and discussion participation will all be taken into consideration.

Music, Drama, Sport, STEAM and Art Scholarships

Are also available for the most able candidates. There is a separate Scholarship application form available to download from our website to complete for each Scholarship subject. You may apply for more than one Scholarship.

Music, Drama, Sport, STEAM and Art Scholarship candidates will be invited to the School to meet with the Head of Department and for an assessment. Assessments will normally take place in the Autumn term – November/December in the year preceding entry.

Please note: that in order to apply for a Music, Drama, Sport, STEAM or Art scholarship, you will need to have also completed and submitted an 11+ or 13+ registration form via the School website, this will include paying the registration fee, uploading a copy of your child’s passport and most recent School report.

Scholarship Application Forms

Each Scholarship Application should be accompanied by:

  • References from School and or clubs
  • A Student’s Statement, completed in the candidate’s own handwriting explaining why they want to be a scholar at John Lyon in the discipline they are applying for.

The Scholarship application form, *Student’s statement and references from school or clubs must be returned to the Admissions Office by email to [email protected] by 4pm on 31 October you will receive an acknowledgement once your application is received. If you do not hear anything within 48 hours please contact: [email protected]

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Timeline of Scholarship applications

Scholarship applications closing date 31 October, 4pm
Scholarship assessments November-December (dates to be confirmed)