The Lyceum


This school has 1 parent review

65 Worship Street,
020 72471588
3 - 11
Other independent school
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Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
From £5,885
Day Fees Per Term

School Description

The Lyceum is an independent, non-selective, co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 to 11. It was opened in 1997 and there are currently 107 pupils on roll. The school is located in a former warehouse, which has been adapted for school use. It is very close to Liverpool Street Station in the City of London. The school aims to ‘provide children with an educational atmosphere and experiences that stimulate, motivate and encourage them.’ The Lyceum has a prime location – within a short walk of Old Street and Liverpool Street stations. Good relationships with parents are maintained through daily contact, regular teacher-parent consultations, written reports and a weekly newsletter is sent to parents. Parent-teacher consultations are held once per term, and reports written annually at the end of the Summer Term. Members of staff are available at the end of the day to meet with parents.

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The Lyceum Reviews

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“Delighted to recommend The Lyceum”
We have two daughters at The Lyceum - our eldest, who after 8 years at the school, will leave at the end of the summer term to start secondary; our youngest also started in Nursery and is currently in Year 2. The school has been through ups and downs but I can wholeheartedly say that it is now better than it has ever been. The teachers are wonderful and work extremely hard to ensure the success of our children. Secondary transfer has gone smoothly this year and every child (and their families) are happy with the options they have. Music at The Lyceum is simply superb, and the quality of the performances is impressive, particularly when considering the size of the school. However, what I like the most about the school is the ethos. Every child is valued for their unique strengths and gets opportunities to show them off, which in turn makes The Lyceum children confident while extremely polite and grounded. It is possibly not the most academic school, but the curriculum is varied and the results are still achieved without the need of being a ‘hot house’. The school is clearly being invested in heavily. The new Head Mistress is great and with her experience, the team she has to support her and the new building, I am certain The Lyceum will become the best school in the area. Delighted to recommend The Lyceum
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News & events from The Lyceum

Last update: 25 September 2020


Due to Covid-19 we are currently not able to run our open mornings in our usual fashion. 

The Lyceum School will be resuming school tours in September and will be following government guidelines by implementing social distancing measures. To ensure that social distancing measures can be in place, tours will be in smaller groups of the same household. This will enable us to see and speak to you in a more personal and safer environment.

As well as a school tour, we recommend that you join a virtual Q&A that will be held once a month. Our virtual Q&A sessions will give your family the opportunity to meet all the staff that you usually would on an open morning, get to know our excellent school a little bit better and ask any questions that you may have.

We strongly advise that you book in for both a school tour and a virtual Q&A session.

We have put together a few videos that will hopefully answer some of your frequently asked questions As always, if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact our Registrar, Lauren Boosey on [email protected].

Please book into our virtual Q&A sessions below. Please email Lauren Boosey on [email protected] to book a school tour.

Wednesday 21st October 2020
Wednesday 25th November 2020

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The Lyceum is a non-elective independent co-educational school. At the Lyceum, we believe that all children have the potential to acheive and excel. We provide children with an educational atmoshere and expeiriences, that stimulate, motivate and encourage children to acheive beyond what may be expected.

We are a small school with a family atmosphere where children are happy, excited and challenged daily. We offer the children in our care a broad and balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on the arts, physical education, moral and spriitual aducation as well as academic subjects. We believe their involvement in the arts helps to build confidence and self-esteem. 

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Secondary transfer is very successful at The Lyceum.  Over the past three years we have had offers from an extensive list of schools including the below:

City of London School for Girls
City of London School for Boys
Godolphin and Latymer
Dame Alice Owen
Dulwich College
South Hampstead
Francis Holland
Portland Place
South Hampstead
North Bridge House





The Lyceum will be moving around the corner into a newly renovated 5-storey building with a playground in September 2019. 

Twenty one years ago, The Lyceum opened its doors with a focus on the development of the creative arts as well as the academic curriculum. Since that time, the school’s reputation has grown and it is now known for its broad curriculum and for its success in securing places for its pupils at some of the most prestigious schools in the country.

Owing to its continued success over the years, as more and more parents have sought out its unique curriculum, the school has outgrown its present site in Paul Street. We have secured a new school building just around the corner from the original school, a short walk away from Old Street and Liverpool Street stations, which is sure to become an ever more popular place for parents seeking an innovative and well-rounded education for their children.

Through a broad curriculum offering, coupled with our highly skilled and enthusiastic staff team, we will discover the unique genius that is within each child. This will enable them to develop into young people who are truly self-confident and who will go on to make a positive contribution to the world.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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