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John Lyon School's wreath for the tomb
Founder's Day 2020

Three celebrations of the Founder, very much missing our Old Lyonians, but nevertheless commemorating the great man were held at St Mary's. Hear the … More...

Head of John Lyon, Katherine Haynes
Thank you from the Head for donations to the hardship fund

In the wake of Covid-19, the Head launched a new fund to help families who were unable to meet the fee. Read her thank you to Lyonians for their gene… More...

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… 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 wonderful flavour to the teacher… 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 Allen-Williams to write about so… More...

Join John Lyon School's 2.6 Challenge!
John Lyon School 2.6 Challenge

The whole School, staff and pupils are completing a "2.6 challenge" for North West London Healthcare Trust, and challenges OLs to join too! More...

NHS staff wearing visors made by Florence Weinberg, JLS physics teacher
John Lyon's Community Spirit Continues

John Lyon staff and pupils have been carrying on John Lyon's work for the local community More...

As you like it, 1910 JLS cast, in the days before girls...
John Lyon to go Coed!

Despite some appearances and the odd persistent rumour, John Lyon has always been for boys only until... Read the letter to all OLs announcing John Ly… More...

Brass of Joan Lyon
Joan Lyon and our future Old Girls!

As the School announces coeducation to Old Lyonians at John Lyon from Sept 2021, we researched some of the significant women connected to John Lyon an… More...

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Help identify these boys (and others)!

In one of the folders of photographs, I came across a selection of undated pictures. Are you in these photos? Can you help identify the years that the… More...

Memories of running a mile at John Lyon School

While the world record for running a mile was broken in 1954, John Lyon boys were still struggling with it. Read here a 1954 account of the highs an… More...

Doug Milsom and Roger Bannister
Record breaking OL's 7 minute (36 seconds) mile

When Doug Milsom, who was at John Lyon from 1950-1957, came to Founder's Day on Friday 27th September, he mentioned his racing successes over the year… More...

First impressions of John Lyon School

What is your first memory of John Lyon School? Read OLs' first impressions and add your own! More...

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