About Us

Lyonsdown School is an independent prep school in New Barnet, North London, where every girl is truly able to thrive.

We teach girls from the age of 3 through to 11, and pride ourselves on preparing our pupils for senior school entry to some of the London’s top independent and maintained schools.

We offer a first-class education for all abilities – supporting and challenging each girl to become the best they can be. We are proud to be an academically non-selective school. Girls develop at different rates and we do not believe that a stressful testing process is of any benefit, nor any indication of a girl’s future academic success.

The happiness and wellbeing of all our girls underpins everything that we do. When you visit Lyonsdown you will be to see this for yourself, as you will be greeted by cheerful, welcoming and motivated girls, who are resilient and respectful, supporting each other and enjoying their learning journey.

This journey is unique for every girl – we value each girls’ individuality and encourage them to develop lifelong passions and interests by offering a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide variety of opportunities. Their time at Lyonsdown ensures they are thoroughly prepared for what challenges lay ahead, for life at their next school and beyond.


“This school is special because, if you are new, you soon find friends.”