Ask Lyon boys what makes the House special and they will tell you about the close relationships that exist across year groups. This is partly a function of the House’s location, on the edge of Sherborne’s town centre and a 10-minute walk from School.

Lyon boys relish that distance from the main campus. They use the time moving between locations to reflect, chat, and unwind. And because it gives them a real sense of identity as a House, the relationships between boys of different ages run deep and wide.

Evidence of this is seen in Lyon’s ability to pull together as a community and achieve great things. Witness the epic Lyon to Lyons cycle ride completed by members of the House in 2017. This raised a staggering amount of money for charity, and has become a part of Lyon’s folklore.

With ample space to let off steam in the large garden, boys relish their time in Lyon. It is a House with its own sense of character, which nonetheless reinforces the wider ideals and values of Sherborne as a whole.

Housemaster: David Murray

David read Physics and Mathematics at Dublin City University with a focus on Science Education.  He began his teaching career at Lingfield College, where he was also a Head of Year.  He started teaching Physics at Sherborne in 2016.  Alongside his teaching duties, he has been Head of PSHEE and Resident Tutor of The Digby since 2018.

David coaches football and tennis and still plays competitive league football when time permits. David became Housemaster of Lyon House in September 2023 and lives with his young family. His partner Jess, is a deputy head at a local primary school.


House Staff

  • Assistant Housemaster: Mr C Foyle
  • Matron: Mrs A Watson
  • Assistant Matron: Mrs M Bond
  • Resident Tutor: Miss A Price-Hughes 
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