Extra-Curricular Activities

John Lyon’s Extra-Curricular Programme of sports practices, clubs and activities is a much-loved element of School life, aimed at encouraging curiosity, furthering knowledge and nurturing passions outside the timetable.

Our Extra-Curricular Programme is second to none and allows every pupil to flourish as an individual. We believe that activities beyond the classroom are essential to balance the learning in class. They teach resilience, teamwork and leadership, and are seen by many as a distinguishing feature on a university application form and then on a CV.

But above all, a well-rounded pupil is a happy pupil.

We typically offer more than 100 clubs and societies every week that provide a wealth of skills, experiences and opportunities to every pupil, as well as a host of sports practices, which change seasonally.

A ‘rounded’ education given a firm emphasis, with a timetabled programme of ‘skills-based’ activities including everything from cooking to changing a tyre. Plenty of trips and societies, from computing to chess. ‘It’s a very broad ranging education,’ commented one contented father.

The Good Schools Guide on John Lyon's rounded offer

The following activities all take place at some point in the School year.


Art Club





Biochemistry Journal Club

Biomedical Club

Board Game Club

Book and Film Club

Boom Hub

Brass Ensemble

Business Society

Careers Drop-in

Carrom Club


Chamber Orchestra

Circuit Training at Home

Classical Guitar Ensemble

Classics Club

Comic Book Club

Computer Gaming

Concert Band


Cricket Training

Dexterity Club

Drama Club


Excellence in French

Faith Space

First Aid Club

Fitness Club

Flute Choir

Geography Podcast

Geography Review

GIS Disaster Mapping


History Excellence Society

Hockey Training

Homework Club

Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition

Jazz Band

Junior Debating

Kayak Club

Kitchen Science


Model United Nations and Political Discourse

Motet Choir

Music Technology Club

Music Theory Class

Muslim Prayer

National Theatre Connections

Paper Circuits Club

Percussion Ensemble

Philosophy Club

Photography Club

Portraiture Club

Print Club

Research Group - The Science of Learning

R&B Group

Rock Jam Sessions

Running Club

Science Fiction Club

Sea Scooter and Snorkelling

Senior Football Training

Social Sciences Seminar

Society for Innovation and Research in Education

Spanish Excellence Club

Sports Conditioning

STEP/MAT Master Class

Stock Slam

String Ensemble

Swim Session

Table Tennis

Tennis Club

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

The Oxbridge Programme

The Pride of Lyon's

VEX Robotics

Virtual Reality

Volleyball Club

Water Polo

Wildlife Club

Wind Band

Year 7 Choir