Extra-Curricular Programme

Extra-Curricular Programme

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 boy 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 70 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

Extra-Curricular Programme, Autumn Term 2019

Years Time
MONDAY
Elite Swimming All Before School
Table Tennis All Before School
Art Club All Before School
Flute Choir All Morning Break
Badminton 8, 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Paper Circuits Club 7, 8, 9 Lunch
Art Club All Lunch
Year 7 Choir 7 Lunch
Classical Guitar Ensemble All Lunch
Code Breaking and Maths Puzzle Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Drama Club 7, 8, 9 Lunch
Ethics 11, L6, U6 Lunch
R&B Group All Lunch
VEX Robotics 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
GIS Disaster Mapping All Lunch
Beekeeping All After School
Society for Innovation and Research in Education All After School
CCF 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Music Theory Class All After School
Musical Rehearsal All After School
Architecture All After School
Indoor Hockey 7, 8, 9, 10 After School
School Musical Rehearsal 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Senior Football Training 11, L6, U6 After School
TUESDAY
Sports Conditioning All Before School
Advanced Music Theory and Aural Class All Before School
Art Club All Before School
Carrom Club All Lunch
Fitness Clubs All Lunch
Portuguese All Lunch
Swim Session – Development All Lunch
Library Drop-in 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Art Club All Lunch
Counselling Drop-in All Lunch
First Aid Club 7, 8 Lunch
Book and Film Club 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Motet Choir (full choir) All Lunch
Christian Union Club All Lunch
Art Club All After School
Model United Nations and International Relations 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Badminton 8, 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Boom Hub 9, 10, 11, L6 After School
Geography Review L6, U6 After School
Chamber Orchestra All After School
Running Club All After School
Water Polo – Squad Training 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Middle Road Theatre Company All After School
WEDNESDAY
Elite Swimming – invitation only All Before School
Table Tennis All Before School
Art Club All Before School
The Pride of Lyon’s All Before School
Brass Ensemble All Morning Break
Basketball  9, 10 Lunch
Environmental Innovation Society All Lunch
Kayak Club All Lunch
Comic Book Club 7, 8 Lunch
Wildlife Club All Lunch
Art Club All Lunch
Computer Gaming 7, 8 Lunch
CREST Award All Lunch
Excellence in French 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Wind Band All Lunch
Art Club All After School
Basketball 7, 8 After School
Biomedical Club 11, L6, U6 After School
Print Club 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Percussion Ensemble All After School
Opera Appreciation All After School
Water Polo – Squad Training 7, 8, 9 After School
Middle Road Theatre Company All After School
Football Training  U14A, U14B, U15A, U15B After School
THURSDAY
Elite Cricket Training All Before School
Art Club All Before School
Fitness Clubs All Lunch
Swim Session – Development All Lunch
Science Fiction Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Art Club All Lunch
Foreign Language and Literature All Lunch
Homework Club All Lunch
Music Technology Club All Lunch
String Ensemble All Lunch
The Oxbridge Programme L6, U6 Lunch
Virtual Reality 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
WorldWise Challenge 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Board Game Club All Lunch
Business Society 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Kitchen Science 7, 8 Lunch
Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Philosophy Club 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Art Club All After School
Biomedical Journal Club 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Dexterity Club 7, 8, 9 After School
Photography Club All After School
Social Sciences Seminar 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Yoga 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
STEP/MAT Master Class L6, U6 After School
Junior Debating 7, 8 After School
Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards – Silver and Gold 11, L6 After School
Ski Scooter and Snorkelling All After School
Table Tennis Club All After School
School Musical Rehearsals 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Football Training U12A, U12B, U13A, U13B After School
FRIDAY
Table Tennis All Before School
Tennis Club 7, 8, 9, 10 Before School
Water Polo – Open Session All Before School
Sports Conditioning – Sports Scholars All Before School
Art Club All Before School
Cricket Trials and Winter Training (after half-term) U12 and new boys Lunch
U14 Cricket Training (after half-term) 9 Lunch
Table Tennis All Lunch
History Society 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Carnegie Club 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Jazz Band 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Motet Choir (sectional) All Lunch
Muslim Prayer All Lunch
Rock Jam Sessions All After School
Squash Club All After School


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.