School Life

School Life

Katherine Haynes, Head

Leading a prestigious school like John Lyon and being part of School life for the past ten years is a great honour and a huge source of pride.

Every day I witness remarkable young men being challenged with new ideas, taught to them by a dedicated group of teachers in facilities envied by many. I see these boys achieve: in the classroom, on the sports field, in the music hall, on the stage. Most satisfyingly, I see happy boys.

Our academic curriculum is rightly at the heart of every working day at our North West London school – it forms the very core of all we seek to achieve as a leading place of learning. English, Mathematics, the Sciences, Humanities, Creative Arts, Languages and Digital disciplines form a curriculum designed to educate and inspire, giving both knowledge and a desire to want to know more.

There is, however, much more outside the classroom, including Sport, which largely takes place on our 25-acre playing fields; music and drama, which are huge strengths of John Lyon; and well-resourced co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes that help our boys explore the world around them.

John Lyon School life is a programme of personal growth and enrichment rarely seen in many schools – the sort of education that is highly sought after in today’s competitive educational marketplace, and prized by parents interested in a high quality independent education.

She has expanded the academic and extracurricular offering, polishing the pastoral care. Parents undoubtedly appreciate her approach.

The Good Schools Guide on Katherine Haynes
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