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, Summer Term 2019

Years Time
MONDAY
Art Open Studio All Before School
Music Theory All Before School
Flute Choir All Morning Break
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
Media Club All Lunch
R&B Group All (by audition) Lunch
Thinking Skills for Oxbridge / Competitive Course application L6, U6 Lunch
U12 and U13 Tennis Training 7, 8 After School
U14 and Senior Tennis Training 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
CCF 10, 11 After School
Architecture All After School
U14A and U15A Cricket Training 9, 10 After School
TUESDAY
Strength & Conditioning All Before School
CCF Ceremonial Team 10,11 Before School
Advanced Music Theory / Aural Class All Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
1st and 2nd XI Senior Cricket Training 11, L6, U6 Lunch
U13A and U13B Cricket Training 8 Lunch
Elite Swim All Lunch
Fitness Studio All 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
Geography Clinic Drop-In 7,8 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
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
Comic Book Club 7, 8 Lunch
Kayak Club All Lunch
U15A and U15B Cricket Training 10 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Basketball Training All Lunch
CREST award 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Drama Club 7, 8, 9 Lunch
Wind Band All 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
Debating 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 After School
Water Polo 7, 8, 9 After School
Archery Club All After School
Percussion Ensemble All After School
U12A and U13A Cricket Training 7, 8 After School
THURSDAY
Elite Cricket Training All (by invitation) Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
The Pride of Lyon’s All Before School
Swim Club – Improvers All Lunch
U12A and U12B Cricket Training 7 Lunch
Fitness / Rowing / Free Weights 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Science Fiction Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Digital Society All Lunch
Robotics 8, 9, 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Business Society 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Chemistry Club 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Science and Religion Seminars 10, 11 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
Italian Club 7, 8 Lunch
Social Sciences Seminar 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Biomedical Society L6, U6 After School
Bronze DofE 10 After School
Silver & Gold DofE 11, L6, U6 After School
STEP Maths Lessons U6 After School
Snorkelling & Sea Scooter All After School
STEP Maths Lesson U6 After School
Junior Debating 7, 8 After School
Geographical Review L6, U6 After School
FRIDAY
Table Tennis All Before School
Water Polo All Before School
CCF Ceremonial Team 10, 11 Before School
Art Open Studio All Before School
U14A and U14B Cricket Training 9 Lunch
Fitness / Rowing / Free Weights 10, 11, L6, U6 Lunch
History Excellence Society 11, L6, U6 Lunch
Art Open Studio All Lunch
Table Tennis All Lunch
Carnegie Club 7, 8, 9, 10 Lunch
Code Breaking 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Lunch
Excellence in French 9, 10, 12, L6, U6 Lunch
Jazz Band All (by audition) Lunch
Motet Choir (sectional) All Lunch
Muslim Prayer All Lunch
Portuguese Club All Lunch
Economics Society L6, U6 After School
Rock Jam Sessions All After School
CCF 10, 11 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.