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Lyonsdown School

Lyonsdown School

3 Richmond Road, New Barnet, Barnet, EN5 1SA, Hertfordshire

020 8449 0225



Lyonsdown School
School type Girls' Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1906
Head Mrs Rittu Hall
Girls Age Range 3-11 years
Number of pupils 180
Day fees per annum £11,985 - £12,975 per annum
Associations ISA, IAPS

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.

We aim to inspire and enable our girls to love learning, to achieve personal success, and to be well-equipped with the values, attitudes and skills that lay the foundations for a happy and fulfilling life by:

1. Delivering an excellent education that supports personal success

We are ambitious for each of our girls. We tailor our academic and pastoral support to meet each girl's individual needs, and prepare her to access, and thrive at, the senior school that suits her best.

2. Encouraging girls to enjoy childhood

Our girls love being at school. We build their self-belief and love of learning without early pressure, in a friendly and safe environment. We encourage girls to be mindful of their own mental and physical wellbeing, to establish these good habits - to be able to enjoy life - from an early age.

3. Developing a Lyonsdown Learner

We embed invaluable skills that are vital for our girls in an ever changing world. We encourage all our girls to be:

- Intellectually curious and think creatively

- Confident to take risks and persevere

- Learn how to positively reflect and adapt to achieve success - developing resilience

- Articulate and to work collaboratively with others - Independent, organised, resourceful and technologically adept

4. Sparking and cultivating interests

We provide extensive opportunities for our girls to discover their own personal interests and talents. We balance core academic subjects alongside a broad interdisciplinary focus on STEAM, combined with extensive co-curricular provision in Art, Drama, Music and Sport.

5. Developing strong community-minded girls

We place inclusivity at the heart of all that we do in school; in our activities and the behaviour we model and expect in our girls. Our community has Christian heritage while embracing those with all faiths and none. We celebrate diversity and encourage kindness and care for all in our community and the wider world.

6. Achieving personal success by collaborating as a school family

We know that the best way for our girls to achieve success is for us to have a pro-active and open dialogue with parents. We encourage and enable our school family - of staff, parents, governors and alumni - to collaborate to broaden our girls' skills, knowledge and horizons, alongside building partnerships with our wider network of schools and other organisations.