The John Lyon School

at , Harrow, HA2 0HN United Kingdom

The John Lyon School

Harrow HA2 0HN
United Kingdom
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P: 020 8872 8400


The John Lyon School is an academically selective independent boys' school in Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex. The school was founded in 1876 by the Governors of Harrow School for the education of local boys, in belated keeping with the wishes of that school's founder, from whom the school takes its name. The John Lyon School maintains its historic ties with Harrow School to this day. The school is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference . Founded in 1876 as an Independent day school for local boys The John Lyon School is one of the top independent day schools for boys in the UK. With a broad yet balanced curriculum and an ethos to treat every boy as an individual, strive for academic excellence and provide outstanding pastoral care whilst offering a broad range of opportunities outside of the classroom.The School has consistent excellent results with ‘value added’ at all levels, GCSE, AS and A-Level.A broad range of sporting activities is offered throughout the School. 2016 sees the launch of a new all-weather floodlit pitch at the 25 acre playing fields at Sudbury. This facility will enable the introduction of Hockey as a new major sport in the Autumn Term. In addition to hockey in winter the pitch will transform into 12 tennis courts in the summer months.Structure and CurriculumThe Governing Body of Harrow School retains ultimate control of the John Lyon School; most responsibilities, however, are delegated to a John Lyon Board of Governors (officially styled Committee of Management). Anumber of Harrow governors serve on this Committee, alongside various co-opted governors. Unlike many other governing bodies in British schools there is no academic staff involvement in overall school government.

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