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.


Brass Ensemble

Chamber Orchestra

Concert Band

Flute Choir

Guitar Ensemble

Jazz Band

Motet Choir

Music Clinic

Music Theory Class

Percussion Ensemble

R&B Group

Rock Jam Sessions

String Ensemble

The Pride of Lyon's

Year 7 Choir

Art & Drama


Art Club

Drama Club

Portraiture Club

Print Club




Cricket Training

Fitness Club


Hockey Training

Kayak Club

Sea Scooter and Snorkelling

Sports Conditioning


Table Tennis


Volleyball Club

Water Polo




Biochemistry Journal Club

Biomedical Club

Board Game Club

Careers Drop-in


Classics Club

Computer Gaming

Excellence in French

First Aid Club

Geography Review

GIS Disaster Mapping

Homework Club

Junior Debating

MUN and Political Discourse

Philosophy Club

The Science of Learning

STEP/MAT Master Class

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

The Oxbridge Programme

Virtual Reality