Swimming for a good cause

Swimming was very much on the agenda the week commencing 6th March as pupils swam countless lengths in PE lessons to raise money for the School’s charities,


Careers in Technology Event

On Tuesday 7th March, employers from small start-ups to Google came along to share their experiences working in technology with parents and students. 



We had a great turnout for our Talks-on-the-Hill event this term. The event's theme was The Future, and the audience enjoyed the engaging and informative talks from pupils, staff, and guest speakers, which were jointly facilitated by Ayaan B (9AHJ) and Ania N (7CCG).


First Outdoor Pursuit activity sees students powerboating

As part of our Outdoor Pursuits programme, six adventurous Year 11 and Lower Sixth pupils began their training in order to achieve a Level 2 powerboating certificate.


Head Boy Lunch talk by Shabbir Merali (OL2010)

Shabbir Merali (OL2010) enlightens pupils thoughts, as he shares his journey into Economics and Politics.


Excellence Talk by Judge Tanweer Ikram CBE

We were delighted to have Judge Tanweer Ikram CBE visit John Lyon and talk about his career in Law.


Pupil wins 4 medals at international gymnastics tournament

Congratulations to Year 7 pupil, Lena, for her exceptional success at the Elegance Cup 2023, an International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament, which took place in Calais, France last week.


John Lyon awarded Eco-Schools Green Flag

We are delighted to announce that John Lyon has been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag, by the Eco-Schools Programme.


Goldhawk Lecture Series talk by Hussain Hilli

We were very fortunate to welcome back another Old Lyonian Hussain Hilli (2008) to the school for a Goldhawk Lecture Series talk last week.


John Lyon Community Film Night

John Lyon was delighted to host a community film night for young families from the local community in and around Harrow.


Royal Academy of Music visit by Samuel Stopford and Daniel Peter Silcock

After this 40-minute performance, pupils dispersed, very pleased, and a select few prepared for the Masterclass at 2pm where Upper Sixth student Karun K sang ‘Come Away, Death’ by Roger Quilter


Year 8 French Poetry Competition

Year 8 pupils recently took part in a a poetry competition organised by the French department. 


Goldhawk Lecture Series talk by Zaki Sarraf

Old Lyonian (2015) Zaki Sarraf, now a death penalty caseworker for the organisation Reprieve, joined us as the guest speaker at our Goldhawk Lecture Series event this week.


John Lyon community raises nearly £5,000 for charity

As the Autumn term came to a close, we reflected on the effort and enthusiasm of this year’s Charity team. We thank you all for the part that you have played in raising £4,968 for a number of good causes, such as MacMillan Cancer Support, St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow and Motor Neurone Disease UK.


VRC Robotics Team Qualify for National Championship

Congratulations to our VRC Robotics Team on qualifying for the UK national robotics championship, which will take place later this year.


Christmas Concert 2022

Our annual Christmas Concert of traditional readings and familiar carols for the season was hosted in the Parish Church of St. George Headstone, Harrow last week.


School statement: New Head for John Lyon appointed

Following the Chairman’s letter to parents earlier this term, announcing that Miss Katherine Haynes is stepping down as Head of the John Lyon School after 14 years of outstanding service at the end of the 2022/23 academic year, the Governing body set in place a robust plan to appoint her successor.


Head Boy Lunch talk by Marco Evans (OL 2002)

This term's Head Boy Lunch was attended by Marco Evans (OL 2002), who gave an insight into his career journey in Finance and Wealth Management and the highs and lows of investing.


Excellence Talk by Professor Nicola Rollock

On Thursday 24 November, in a packed Boyd Campbell Hall, we were honoured to welcome Professor Nicola Rollock, professor of social policy and race at King's College London and author of 'The Racial Code: Tales of resistance and survival', for an Excellence talk.

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