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It was truly an extraordinary book that I would highly recommend reading – The Grapes of Wrath book review

Year 9 pupil Madisan reviews Simon Mayo's 2012 debut novel, Itch.


Europe calls for Casey the fencer as he continues to eye the world stage

One of John Lyon's most elite sports stars will once again head to competition in Europe as he continues on his path to Commonwealth selection.


Year 7 track stars show off new BMX skills

One element of Friday afternoon Co-Curricular Programme (CCP) for Year 7 pupils has been a hit, with boys and girls showing off their skills at the new Harrow pump track.


We gained a deeper appreciation for the botanical art world

Kew Gardens was the destination for Year 10 artists in Autumn Term, including Krish Magar and Jai Davison


Great founder celebrated with ceremony and tree planting in historic year for John Lyon School

Founder's Day celebrations once again paid tribute to John Lyon, as the School which bears his name celebrates 145 years and the first girls.


To those pursuing your dreams, be curious, courageous and strong.

Two years after leaving John Lyon, Usmaan Khan (OL2019) has secured the place at drama school that he always coveted. Here, he talks about how he turned rejection into success.


This book is one that is alluring and a real page turner — Itch book review

Year 9 pupil Madisan reviews Simon Mayo's 2012 debut novel, Itch.


Lower Sixth aim high (and low) on competitive team-building day

In order to build a sense of team spirit, firing paint at one another might not see the obvious choice, but for John Lyon's new Sixth Form students, a new camaraderie was formed.


Honours are shared as more than 500 complete the 2021 House Cross Country course

There was nothing in it at the top of the leaderboard, as three of the four School Houses finished the 2021 House Cross Country with just a single point dividing them.


New John Lyon girls reflect on their first days at school

The School's move to coeducation in September 2021 has seen boys joined by John Lyon girls for the very first time.


All-rounders shine as John Lyon GCSE pupils receive their important grades

The true benefit of passions and pursuits outside the classroom, alongside dedicated academic study, has been shown in the 2021 John Lyon GCSE results.


Engineering, Law, Medicine and the Arts await John Lyon A-Level students as they move on to university

A wide and varied list of courses at the UK's foremost universities has proven a great reward for John Lyon A-Level students, as they said their final goodbyes to the School before heading into higher education.


Distance runner Ritchie collects new Milson Trophy from his Lyonian predecessor

A new School trophy bearing the name of an illustrious Old Lyonian athlete, has been awarded to the School's current star distance runner.


State-of-the-art Science equipment arrives as new Patani Laboratory is opened

New Science equipment has arrived at John Lyon thanks to the generous support of the father of two Old Lyonians.


School cricket stars have a week to remember with bat and ball

John Lyon have successfully defended their Middlesex school cricket county crown, with a five-day run from quarter-finals to victory.


John Lyon supports Festival of School and College Arts

A Festival of School and College Arts, designed to celebrate the vital role of the arts in our schools and colleges and the creativity of children and young people has been marked at John Lyon.


Rich history celebrated as new future awaits on John Lyon’s 145th anniversary

The long and rich history of John Lyon has been celebrated as the School kicked-off a sixth-month celebration for John Lyon's 145th anniversary.


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

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