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 2018

Years Time
MONDAY
Music Theory All Before School
Flute Choir All Morning Break
Jazz Band All Lunch
Year 7 Choir 7 Lunch
Thinking Skills for Oxbridge / Competitive Course Applications L6, U6 Lunch
Lyonian Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Code Breaking / Maths Puzzles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Classical Guitar Ensemble All Lunch
CCF 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Musical Rehearsal All After School
Architecture All After School
TUESDAY
Advanced Music Theory / Aural Class All Before School
Apps for Mobile Devices 7 Lunch
Library Drop-in 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Christian Union All Lunch
Motet Choir All Lunch
Maths Clinic All Lunch
Missing Maps Club All Lunch
Model United Nations All After School
Innovate TFL L6 After School
Debating 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
WEDNESDAY
Music Production All Lunch
Carrom Club All Lunch
CREST Award 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Wind Band All Lunch
59 Club (History) 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Book and Film Club 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Computer Gaming Club 7, 8, 9 Lunch
Percussion Ensemble All After School
THURSDAY
Skype Breakfast Club: English Language 11 Before School
The Pride of Lyon’s All Before School
Business Society L6, U6 Lunch
Chemistry Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Science and Religion Seminars 10, 11 Lunch
Ornithology and Wildlife All Lunch
Brass Ensemble All Lunch
Foreign Literature All Lunch
Homework Club All Lunch
Music Technology Club All Lunch
Philosophy Club  10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
String Ensemble All Lunch
Board Game Club 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Italian Club 7, 8 Lunch
Social Sciences Seminar 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
STEP Maths Lessons U6 After School
Junior Debating All After School
Geographical Review L6, U6 After School
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Bronze, Silver, Gold) All After School
FRIDAY
Motet Choir All Lunch
Muslim Prayer All Lunch
R&B Group All Lunch
59 Club Upper (History) 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Portuguese CLub All Lunch
Economics Society L6, U6 After School
Rock Jam Sessions 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.