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Francis Tavernor with his wife, Eileen (Mirrorpix)

Francis Tavernor, John Lyon History teacher 1976 - 1990

We were saddened to hear of the death of Francis Tavernor, History teacher at John Lyon School from 1976 to 1990. His fellow teacher and close friend, Ian Whybrow wrote to let us … More...

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Updates to Les Allen-William's reminiscences

We had many replies to Les Allen-William's article, identifying teachers and monitors, correcting the date and adding wo… More...

Head of John Lyon, Katherine Haynes
Appeal from the Head for new hardship fund

In the wake of Covid-19, the Head is launching a new fund to help families no longer able to meet the fee. Read her let… More...

Staff Common Room (c.1960), Tom Robertson centre, in lab coat
Reminiscences - 60 Years-On

Because this year's 60 years-on reunion is unlikely to go ahead in the autumn (but will be reorganised), we asked Les Al… More...

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49ers reunion

Seventy years after their first days at John Lyon School, a group known as the 49ers returned to see their old school. More...

1968 Leavers
Class of 1968 Reunion

What a group! - Lucky John Colwell who coincidentally dropped in during his UK travels all the way from Australia. More...


Margaret Palmer enjoying her holiday in 2018
Margaret Palmer (staff 1973 - 1984)

Margaret Palmer, mother of Keith Palmer (OL 1976 - 1981), who worked for over 10 years at John Lyon, sadly passed away last week. More...

In Memoriam

In memory of Old Lyonians and friends of the School who have died: More...

David, back row fourth from right, with 1955 leavers
David Reeves 1949 - 1956

David Reeves (OL 1949 - 1956), a highly talented scholar, musician and later eminent medic, who gave so much to the School, sadly passed away in Octob… More...


Edward Johnson, Sarik Malde and Dilesh Shah from the Class of the 1998
Photos from the 2020 Decades-on Reunion

Last Thursday we welcomed back OLs from across the decades to celebrate 20, 30 and 40 years since leaving School. Enjoy the photos from the evening. More...

Making Connections 14th January 2020
Teenage mental health discussion!

Dr Dominique Thompson, daughter of OL, GP and author of How to Grow a Grown Up, came to John Lyon to talk to parents about the current topics affectin… More...

Join us in visiting Harrow School's finest art collection
Invitation to events for the spring term 2020

With a selection of events including art, music, drama, talks and reunions - don't miss out on our programme for next term at John Lyon! More...

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