Lyonsdown School – Independent Prep School in North London

Welcome to Lyonsdown – A message from the Head

“Welcome to Lyonsdown School where children strive to achieve personal excellence through the provision of a broad and balanced, yet challenging curriculum within a nurturing environment. We hope that you enjoy our website and look forward to you joining us on one of our open afternoons for prospective parents, during which our Year 6 girls will be delighted to show you around.”
Lynn Maggs-Wellings (B.Ed) – Headmistress

Independent Schools Association

“Lyonsdown School provides a happy and secure environment where pupils can thrive, in fulfilment of its aims.”
ISI Report Feb 2013


*Lyonsdown School is ranked No. 8 in the 2015 Times Top 100 Independent School for SATS*

Download the full School Inspection Report:
Lyonsdown School ISI Report Feb 2013

Lyonsdown School Aims

Secure Environment
Secure and safe independent school
To provide education in a happy and secure environment where children can thrive and achieve personal excellence.
Broad Curriculum
Broad curriculum prep school in Essex
To offer a broad, balanced curriculum, embracing the six area of learning in Foundation and the National Curriculum throughout the school, with emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.
Independent preparatory school
To prepare boys at 7+ and girls at 11+ to take up places in schools that are best suited to their needs.
Confidence & Development
Confidence building ethos
To develop pupils’ confidence to participate in physical activities and to express themselves through presentation.
Independence & Expression
Full child development ethos
To develop independent thinking and an ability to express thoughts, feelings and opinions and develop creativity and imagination.
Core Values
Fully inclusive encouragement and development
To be inclusive and respectful of the unique value of each individual, encouraging them to play their part in expressing themselves within the family life of the school and in the wider world, whilst upholding the principles of Lyonsdown’s Christian foundation which remains at its heart.
Respect & Self Esteem
Building confidence, moral and ethical values
To encourage the development of confident, caring individuals and allow pupils opportunities to develop their own human values, learning respect for the feelings of others and developing confidence and self esteem.
Parent Collaboration
Working with parents to provide care
To work in partnership with parents and to provide a high degree of pastoral care, enabling pupils to grow and look forward to being part ot the modern world.