An Inspiring Trip to Tate Modern

Year 10 and 12 pupils thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Tate Modern last week, where they spent the best part of the day in the gallery exploring the major permeant collections as well as the special exhibitions, including Surrealism.


A Rare Glimpse Inside The Diamond Light Source

Nine Lower Sixth pupils had the rare opportunity to visit the Diamond Light Source within the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (RAL)in Oxfordshire.


Secret Postcard Competition 2022 raises money for charity and promotes the arts

John Lyon’s 2022 Secret Postcard Competition and Auction, which took place in May has been a phenomenal success, with over £2000 raised for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.


High Commission of India visits John Lyon

We were delighted and honoured to host two events supported by the High Commission of India, London.


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Our pupils and staff have enjoyed celebrations this week to mark and commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


Summer Solos Concert

This year’s Solos Concert was once again a wonderful musical extravaganza.  With most year groups represented, including Year 11 and Upper Sixth who were in the midst of study leave, the concert was a showcase of varying talents and performances.


Inaugural Patani Lecture by Prof Montgomery OBE

The inaugural Patani Lecture took place on Thursday 12 May and was delivered by Professor Hugh Montgomery OBE of University College London, who was appointed as an Officer of the Order of British Empire for his services in Intensive Care Medicine and Climate Change.


The Tempest

The Drama department delivered its 3rd major production of the academic year during the first half of this summer term with a modern reimagination of Shakespeare’s much loved The Tempest.


Lower Sixth Form Get a Taste of University Life

A recent trip to Royal Holloway, University of London proved to be a wonderful practical learning exercise for our Lower Sixth Form. 


A Trip to Wembley Stadium for the Women’s FA Cup Final

Thirty Year 7 and 8 pupils enjoyed an amazing sporting experience at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 15th May.  Pupils joined staff in the school’s impressive Club Wembley seats to watch Chelsea take on Manchester City Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup Final.


Values Day 2022

On Wednesday 11 May, all of our pupils and staff from John Lyon and Quainton Hall (our prep school) came together to celebrate our School Values and mark the end of John Lyon's historic 145th anniversary year, where we became co-ed, and also kicked off the start of Quainton Hall's 125th anniversary celebrations.


Pupils secure Innovation Award at VEX Robotics National Competition

Our VEX Robotics team enjoyed two successful days of competition in Telford, and the team was delighted to have finished 6th overall in the UK Knockout stages.


Secret Postcard Competition Auction 2022

The online auction for John Lyon’s Secret Postcard Competition 2022 is now live!


Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

At the start of the Easter holidays an intrepid group of Year 11’s travelled to the Peak District for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award practice expedition.


Earth Day 2022

This year the theme for Earth Day is 'Invest in our planet' At John Lyon School we have already made huge strides in our sustainability journey but recognise that we have only just begun. 


Harrow and the Hill Community Day Event

As members of the Harrow family of schools, we have kindly been invited to join the ‘Harrow and the Hill Community Day’ next Saturday 30 April.


Spring 2022 issue of The Standard – out now!

Our termly newsletter, The Standard, is out now! The spring 2022 issue is available to read here.


Chemistry Olympiad success

Earlier this term, Sixth Form Chemistry students undertook the 2022 Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad. This is a gruelling two-hour examination, which gives students a thorough cerebral workout and tests their chemical knowledge and understanding well beyond the confines of the A-level syllabus.


Ukraine Appeal Collection and Donation

After seeing the immense devastation to lives occurring in Ukraine, our school Charity Committee organised a collection for Ukrainian refugees fleeing conflict zones and has also opened a JustGiving page. The UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency, estimates that more than four million people will become refugees.

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