Open Days

Open Days

Open Days at John Lyon provide an excellent opportunity for future young Lyonians and their parents to see the School in action.

There are two main open events each calendar year: a weekday Open Evening in Spring and a Saturday Open Day in Autumn.

These Open Days are designed for boys seeking to join the School at all three main entry points: Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) and Sixth Form (16+).

In October we also host a Sixth Form Open Evening, designed for students who are considering a John Lyon education in Years 12 and 13 in preparation for Higher Education and the workplace beyond.

At each event we invite you to:

  • See aspects of Academic, Extra- and Co-Curricular life enjoyed by John Lyon boys
  • See Sport, Music, Drama and Art in action
  • Meet John Lyon teachers and pupils and ask them about School life
  • Talk to the School’s heads of department and year group heads
  • Receive a personal or small group tour of the School, led by one of our current pupils
  • Hear from the John Lyon Head, Katherine Haynes, the Head Boy and other pupils
  • Learn about Bursaries, Scholarships, School transport, School lunches, entrance examinations
  • Enjoy light refreshments in the School’s dining hall

We understand that selecting the correct school can often be difficult and daunting for parents, so we hope these Open Days provide the opportunity to get to know John Lyon, what we believe and stand for, and what we can offer your son.

Please do register for one of our upcoming Open Days below.

Open Evening – Tuesday 18th June 2019
5.00 – 7.00pm


Open Day – Saturday 21st September 2019
9.30am – 12.00pm


John Lyon is an independent school, a member of HMCISC and is reviewed in the Good Schools Guide.

Pupils typically join John Lyon in Years 7, 9 and 12, largely from a North West London catchment area including Harrow, Wembley, Stanmore, Pinner, Watford, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Southall, Ealing, Acton, Edgware, Brent Cross, Finchley, Barnet, Camden, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as other parts of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

See forthcoming open events, concerts and exhibitions on our What’s On page.