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, Spring Term 2019

Years Time
MONDAY
Art Open Studio All Before School
Music Theory All Before School
Flute Choir All Morning Break
Badminton 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Elite Cricket Training All (by invitation) Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Choir 7 Lunch
Classical Guitar Ensemble All Lunch
Lyonian Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
R&B Group All (by audition) Lunch
U12 A&B Hockey Training 7 After School
U13 A&B Hockey Training 8 After School
CCF 10, 11 After School
Architecture All After School
Geographical Review L6, U6 After School
1st, 2nd, 3rd XI Senior Football Training 11, L6, U6 After School
U14, U15 & Senior Hockey Training 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
TUESDAY
Strength & Conditioning All Before School
Advanced Music Theory / Aural Class All Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
Elite Swim All Lunch
Fitness Studio All Lunch
Senior Cricket Training 11, L6, U6 Lunch
U13 Cricket Training 8 Lunch
Apps for mobile devices 7 Lunch
Library Drop-In 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Counselling Drop-In All Lunch
Christian Union All Lunch
Missing Maps Club All Lunch
Motet Choir (full choir) All Lunch
Bee Keeping All After School
Biomedical Society L6, U6 After School
Model United Nations All After School
Photography 8, 9 After School
Portraiture 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
TFL Innovate L6 After School
Badminton 7, 8, 9 After School
Debating 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Water Polo 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
WEDNESDAY
Table Tennis All Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
Brass Ensemble All Morning Break
Carrom Club All Lunch
Kayak Club All Lunch
U15 Cricket Training 10 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Advanced Jazz Music Theory Course All Lunch
Basketball Training All Lunch
CREST award 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Drama Club 7, 8, 9 Lunch
Wind Band All Lunch
History Excellence Society 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Book and Film Club 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Computer Gaming Club 7, 8, 9 Lunch
Printmaking 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Spray-painting Club 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Basketball Training 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Conservation All After School
Water Polo 7, 8, 9 After School
Archery Club All After School
Percussion Ensemble All After School
THURSDAY
Elite Cricket Training All (by invitation) Before School
Skype Breakfast Club: English Language 11 Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
The Pride of Lyon’s All Before School
Swim Club – Improvers All Lunch
U12 Cricket Training 7 Lunch
Fitness / Rowing / Free Weights 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Science Fiction Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Business Society 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Chemistry Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Chess Club All Lunch
Ornithology & Wildlife 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
Calligraphy All Lunch
Bronze, Silver & Gold DofE 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
STEP Maths Lessons U6 After School
Snorkelling & Sea Scooter All After School
Cricket Training – All Abilities 7, 8, 9, 10 After School
Junior Debating 7, 8 After School
FRIDAY
Table Tennis All Before School
Water Polo / Swimming All Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
Jazz Band All (by audition) Lunch
U14 Cricket Training 9 Lunch
Excellence in French 9, 10, 12, L6, U6 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Literature, Culture & Performance All Lunch
Table Tennis All Lunch
Code Breaking 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Motet Choir (sectional) All Lunch
Muslim Prayer All Lunch
History Excellence Society 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Spanish Club L6, U6 Lunch
Social Sciences Seminar L6, U6 After School
Rock Jam Sessions All After School
SATURDAY
Year 7 & 8 Elite Football Programme 7, 8 (by invitation) Morning
Goalkeeper Training All (by invitation) Morning
Year 9 & 10 Elite Football Programme 9, 10 (by invitation) Morning


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.