01 March 2024

John Lyon Sixth Form becomes co-ed from September 2025

After proudly welcoming girls and therefore becoming co-educational in the Senior School in 2021 from Year 7 entry, and with girls moving up the Year groups and joining us at 11+ and 13+, we are delighted to announce that our 16+ entry point to Sixth Form will also become co-ed earlier than planned and ahead of schedule due to the success of our co-ed strategy.

With pupils from our Little Lyons Nursery to Senior Year 9s already taught in a mixed setting, our co-ed journey has grown at a considered, measured and positive pace. To build on this success, we are opening up 16+ Sixth Form to girls from September 2025 ahead of schedule.

Since becoming co-educational three-and-a-half years ago, we have heard from a number of families who have enquired and expressed interest for their daughters to join our Sixth Form. We are delighted to now make this a reality.

Mrs Rose Hardy, Head, said: “I am so very proud of the solid co-ed foundations in place, and I am now looking to build on and enhance our co-ed offering to the Sixth Form. It is a joy to see more and more girls attending our wonderful School and settling in seamlessly. Education is for all, irrespective of gender or background, and it hugely important to me that girls are provided with equal opportunities in life starting at school. As a woman with daughters, I am passionate for this and proud to champion it. All should be able to attend and benefit from Northwest London’s leading co-ed, 3 to 18, independent school. We are a happy, successful and thriving community, and our A-Level students benefit from their own bespoke Sixth Form Centre.

All our formal entry points at John Lyon are now co-ed: 3+, 4+ and 7+ in the Prep School and 11+, 13+ and 16+ in the Senior School. This is a significant milestone in our history, and I warmly encourage all interested in joining the John Lyon family to get in touch and arrange a visit.”

We are always happy to receive applications for pupils to join at 16+ after their GCSEs. We invite all, irrespective of gender, to apply for 16+ with us.

Click here to apply for Sixth Form.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions team by emailing [email protected]. They are always happy to help.