Welcome to The Lyceum, a co-educational prep school for children aged 4-11 in the heart of the City of London.

Our co-educational school is an oasis of calm in the heart of London where we nurture our children with time, expertise and care. The children’s happiness and joy in learning is most important to us.

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 make a positive contribution to the world.

We are housed in a beautiful 5-storey building, with adjoining playground, specialist art, science, and yoga classroom, library and a canteen.

We provide an exciting and challenging curriculum so our pupils gain a love of learning, a thirst for knowledge and an appreciation of the arts.

Based near Shoreditch and a stone’s throw from Old Street and Liverpool Street stations, we have a wealth of resources right on our doorstep that we regularly take advantage of. Be it lessons in local museums, tours of the Royal Parks or trips to London’s theatres – we aim to afford all of our students the very best experiences and hands-on education.

Our History

The Lyceum’s story began in 1997 at the hands of Lynn Hannay and Jeremy Rowe, a Deputy Head and Headteacher of a state school in Hackney.

They founded The Lyceum with a thematic and flexible teaching model, looking to infuse creativity into academic success. That ethos is still true to this day.

In 2019 we moved into our current building on Worship street after many years at a site just round the corner at Paul Street, the site of our nursery Hopes and Dreams.