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Kassem pulls the strings as he takes John Lyon Musician crown

There is a new name on the de Mello Cup for 2021 as classical guitarist Kassem Azzawi took the title of John Lyon Musician of the Year.


Big name hockey and cricket stars talk elite sport at John Lyon

Olympic Champion Maddie Hinch and Test batsman Rob Key spoke of their journeys to elite sport at John Lyon, inspiring sporting excellence


Hard work, kindness, the UK-India relationship and racism all on the agenda as Lord Gadhia talks to John Lyon students

A wide-ranging discussion, beginning in 1970s Uganda and ending in the UK House of Lords, has taken place between leading businessman and parliamentarian Lord Gadhia and A-Level students at John Lyon.


“The tranquil sea is tempting me, but my life is at ease.” — Flash Fiction 2021

The winners of the John Lyon Flash Fiction 2021 competition, Rohan Thadi and Flynn Kendall, with stories of grief, and calm after chaos.


La Peste: Third annual Talks-on-the-Hill to consider the past, present and future of plagues

With the world gripped by a global pandemic the likes of which have not been seen for a century, John Lyon's annual Talks-on-the-Hill lectures will look deep into a subject that has been a key part of human history: La Peste.


Music, space, home learning and beautiful numbers on the menu as John Lyon Academic Society enters 2021

The first John Lyon Academic Society meeting of the new year has seen four pupils take their peers on a journey from the brain to the far reaches of the universe, as they presented on a variety of subjects.


Lost Boy Eric finds his voice in star-studded Peter Pan performance

The line-up for the latest adaptation of Peter Pan is stellar, boasting numerous Oscars and Olivier Awards...as well as a Year 7 John Lyon pupil.


John Lyon makes Cricketer Schools Guide 100 list for the first time

John Lyon and its "compelling commitment" to coaching young players has been recognised by the prestigious Cricketer Schools Guide.


John Lyon singers take to the professional concert stage

Seven John Lyon singers have taken to the professional stage to perform in one of the UK's leading orchestra's centenary season concerts.


John Lyon and Quainton Hall unite to offer all-through education to local children

Having educated the young people of Harrow since Victorian times, John Lyon and Quainton Hall School will soon come together to offer an all-through education for children aged 2 - 18.


Happy, resilient pupils are more able to embrace opportunity and fulfil their potential

As the first half of Autumn Term draws to a close School Counsellor Mrs Laura Herman looks at happy, resilient pupils and how she is here to help both new and established pupils.


John Lyon’s Founder commemorated in a day of distanced celebration

The church on the Hill wasn't packed, as is tradition, but John Lyon's founder has been celebrated in three special Founder's Day events.


Six month wait doesn’t dampen John Lyon Hockey awards joy

Just as John Lyon Hockey season was coming to a close in Spring Term, lockdown hit and the usual player awards were put on hold.


The concept of ‘sport for all’ plays a huge role in the life of John Lyon

In the face of countless changes to safety and best practice, John Lyon's Director of Sport, Mr Shane Cloete, looks at how the School's mantra of 'sport for all' will not be lost.


Scrolling instead of strolling: School trip goes ahead from the comfort of John Lyon classroom

The first School trip of the academic year has seen GCSE Art pupils tour the National Portrait Gallery, all without leaving the School site.


Healthy lifestyle coaching kicks off John Lyon’s new sporting year

The first full week of the School year has seen the return of John Lyon's Healthy Lifestyle Programme, aimed at providing information and encouragement to pupils in all aspects of fitness and diet.


Remember, success comes when you earn it

At the start of a new School year after a full term of online learning from home, John Lyon Head Miss Katherine Haynes welcomed pupils back with an assembly watched online in classrooms across the School site.


John Lyon School year begins with happy and healthy first day back

The first day back at School for almost six months has seen John Lyon boys in all years return to a new Covid-safe campus.


2020 GCSE results leave John Lyon pupils on cloud ‘9’ with record number offered Sixth Form scholarships

2020 GCSE results leave John Lyon pupils on cloud ‘9’ with record number offered Sixth Form scholarships


University of London and Russell Group dominate list of John Lyon A-Level university destinations

Hard work and dedication in the face of great difficulty and uncertainty has paid off for John Lyon A-Level students, with many securing coveted places at the UK’s leading universities.

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