Sport is of central importance at John Lyon. We believe competitive team games and individual sporting disciplines play an essential role in developing healthy, well-rounded pupils.
The School has a number of key sports, notably hockey, football, cricket, athletics and badminton. Increasingly, disciplines such as water polo and basketball are growing in popularity with our boys. And the list doesn’t stop there. Through timetabled games lessons and our strong Extra-Curricular programme, we are also able to offer swimming, archery, golf, cross country, gymnastics, karate, squash and table tennis to pupils.
John Lyon can boast excellent sporting facilities. On the main school site there is a large sports hall, fitness suite, 25m swimming pool and an outdoor practice pitch/court. At the nearby 25-acre Sudbury Fields, we have ten football pitches, as well as three cricket squares, an artificial wicket, a large pavilion with hospitality facilities and an archery range. The School has both indoor and outdoor cricket nets. JLS also has extensive access to sporting facilities at Harrow School, including a new athletics track, a nine-hole golf course and tennis, squash and badminton courts.
Teaching staff in our Sports Department strive for excellence, often identifying talent early through house competitions and regular fixtures against other schools at all ages. Many boys go on to represent John Lyon at county, regional and national level. They also work hard to ensure that all boys – including those who may not think they are natural sportsmen – have opportunities to fulfil their potential.
The School offers competitive entrance scholarships in Sport at 11, 13 and 16.