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 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

Classical Guitar Ensemble

Jazz Band

Motet Choir

Music Clinic

Music Technology Club

Music Theory Class

Percussion Ensemble

R&B Group

Rock Jam Sessions

School Musical Rehearsal

String Ensemble

The Pride of Lyon's

Wind Band

Year 7 Choir

Art & Drama

Animation Club

Art Club

Claymation Club

Dance Club

Drama Club

Sculpture Club





Cricket Training

Fitness Club


Golf Club

Hockey Training

Indoor Hockey

Kayak Club


Rookie Lifeguard Award

Sea Scooter and Snorkelling

Sports Conditioning

Squash Club


Table Tennis


Volleyball Club

Water Polo

Other Activities

Beekeeping Club

Biochemistry Journal Club

Biomedical Society

Board Game Club

Careers Drop-in

Carnegie Club

Chess Club

Classics Club

Coding Club

Combined Cadet Force

Desktop Publishing

Dungeons & Dragons

Engineering Experience Programme

Filmmaking Club

First Aid Club

Francophone Culture

French Breakfast Club

Gardening Club

Geography Society

Greek Theatre Book Club


History Society

Junior Chemists

Junior Debating

Knitting Club

Latin American Culture

Literary London

Maths Challenge

Make your own Club

MUN and Political Discourse

Muslim Prayer


Politics Society

Social Sciences Seminar

STEAM 3D Printing & Laser Club

Sustainability Society

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

The 59 Club

VEX Robotics

Virtual Reality

Wildlife Club