Age Range. Girls 3–11, Boys 3–7.
Number of Pupils. 200.
Fees per term (2018-2019). Pre-Reception: £1,421–£2,597; Reception–Year 2 £3,250; Years 3–6 £3,553.
Lyonsdown School is a small, friendly school for girls aged three to eleven and boys aged three to seven. The school is a member of both IAPS and ISA and is situated in the leafy suburb of New Barnet, within easy access to the North Circular and both Northern Line and mainline rail services.
Lyonsdown nurtures both potential and ability, allowing all pupils to thrive and achieve personal excellence. The school is non-selective at entry. Year 6 girls and Year 2 boys gain entry and scholarships to top senior schools, both independent (day and boarding) and selective maintained schools.
Class sizes are small with high teacher to pupil ratios, ensuring that both teaching and pastoral care are of the highest standard. A broad and balance curriculum provides personalised learning and a great deal of specialist teaching. This allows pupils to flourish and, with guidance, discover their abilities, whatever they might be.
Lyonsdown has significant strengths in Music, Drama and Art with recent successes coming in the North London Music Festival and the ISA Art competition and being shortlisted for the National ISA awards. The school runs two lively and popular choirs and individual instrumental lessons are taught by visiting specialists.
“Lyonsdown learning” is at the heart of the school and the pupils develop those skills that will prepare them for their senior school and a life of learning beyond. They are critical thinkers, exploring their lessons and activities with independence, responsibility and imagination.
The school is housed in a beautiful Edwardian building with modern facilities that include a discovery garden, library and dedicated classrooms for Art, Computing, Music and Science. Sport is both popular and important at Lyonsdown and the school makes good use of its own purpose-built hall and local facilities for PE and Games.
An extensive extra-curricular programme, including breakfast and after-school clubs, maypole dancing, street dance and fencing runs throughout the year. Visiting speakers, theatre groups and workshops are very popular with pupils and parents alike. The school makes excellent use of its location with trips into London a regular feature of the calendar and Year 5 and 6 pupils enjoying an annual residential activity trip.
Specialist learning support is also provided to those pupils who need additional focus, be it a specific need such as dyslexia, or for those who need a temporary boost. More able girls and boys have their learning extended in lessons and in a variety of additional activities, and pupils of all abilities are challenged.
Lyonsdown is an inclusive community with a Christian ethos, welcoming a diverse mix of pupils of all faiths. The school is a community of learning and the partnership between home and school is of central importance. Regular communication ensures parents are well-informed and celebrates the pupils’ many successes.
Charitable status. Lyonsdown School Trust Ltd is a Registered Charity, number 312591.