Life at Lyon House

Lyon was constructed as a purpose-built boarding house in 1911, with space very much in the architect’s mind. It is the second-largest house at Sherborne.

The House’s Edwardian features of high ceilings and generously proportioned rooms make it a very good environment in which to work, play and rest.

Although only a five-minute walk from the main school site, this distance gives the House a more relaxed atmosphere and in many ways a stronger sense of community.  Lyon’s glorious garden and proximity to the sports pitches, as well as the features of the dining room and the ‘Sweat House’ (a former gymnasium), help make it vibrant, welcoming and homely.

About the Housemaster

Housemaster: Ben Sunderland

Ben took over Lyon in the Michaelmas term of 2011. He teaches Mathematics throughout the School and was previously Contingent Commander of the CCF.

Ben used to run the School’s Leadership and Team-Building Course, and served as Senior Tutor in Harper before taking over the role of Housemaster in Lyon. He coaches rugby, hockey and cricket, and enjoys playing golf when he gets the time.  

Married to Lisa, who works at Leweston Prep School, Ben has three young children, Imogen, Harry and Alfie. The family also owns an extremely energetic cocker spaniel, called Peppa.

Matron: Miss S Young
Assistant Matron: Mrs M Bond
Senior Tutor: Mr J P Crouch
Resident Tutor: Mr J P A Wilson



The Third Form from Lyon House went on an end of year retreat to Wales...

Always audible, energetic, fast-paced and confident, Lyon House created a palpably electric mood which was exciting to be part of...

A gallery of photos from Lyon House's series of adventure trips...

The Lyon House Third Form traveled to the Brecon Beacons for a weekend of Rock Climbing, Hiking, and abseiling... 

Parents, tutors, teachers and the Headmaster witnessed a concert by an array of incredibly talented performers...
Link to the Gallery of Photos

Dr Faustus was an immensely well-thought through production which received many plaudits...
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