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Scholarship tie proves the gold standard for John Lyon pupils

Excellent achievement and outstanding potential have been recognised with the introduction of a new John Lyon Scholarship tie.

The latest addition to John Lyon’s large array of School ties was handed out to pupils for the first time at the start of the new School year at the beginning of September.

The blue and gold tie was given to all pupils holding an Academic, Sport, Music or Drama Scholarship, with recipients in all years, from Year 7 to Upper Sixth. There is also a separate Sixth Form Scholarship.

John Lyon Scholarships are a long-standing tradition of the School, awarded to boys who have demonstrated particular skill, dedication and the potential to succeed further, both inside and outside the classroom. Scholars receive support and encouragement from teachers, are expected to set high standards for themselves, and should act as role models for other boys around them.

At a start of term assembly to award the new Scholarship tie to boys, John Lyon Head Katherine Haynes said to boys: “A Scholarship is recognition of you as a pupil and also sets an obligation, an expectation of your effort. Your contribution to School life should be to your own benefit, to others’ benefit and to the School’s benefit, whether that be through your exam grades, artwork on display or performance in a sports team.

“Your Scholarship should be at the heart of your interests and your ambitions. Participation isn’t enough – push yourself and push your boundaries. Be dedicated and show commitment. Aim for the highest standards and take pride in doing so.”


The introduction of the Scholarship tie takes the number of official John Lyon School ties to 28, including the main School tie, four House ties and a large range of Colours ties awarded in different age groups for Art, Drama, Music, major Sport and minor Sports. There are also a number of unofficial ties, received by boys as swaps with their exchange partners from Harrow International Schools in Asia.

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