In January 2023, John Lyon School (incorporating Quainton Hall) launched Quainton’s Little Lyons. This new identity has been created for 3+ Nursery and 4+ Reception, which is located at their Quainton Hall campus on Hindes Road in central Harrow.
It is an exciting time at John Lyon School and Quainton Hall School. They amalgamated in 2021, offering families from Harrow and the surrounding areas an outstanding 3 to 18 all- through and co-educational experience.
They have been focusing their efforts since the merger on capturing and showcasing the high level of education and care offered at their 3+ and 4+ Prep areas, as well as building on their co-educational success further up in the Senior School.
During the Quainton’s Little Lyons branding exercise, a campaign designed to give the School a unique marketable identity, members of the School’s Senior Leadership Team worked closely with teachers in the Nursery and Reception to bring to life their offering. Importantly for the School, their three- and four-year-old children were involved in a number of working groups, branding exercises and activities. These were specifically crafted to promote the views of the youngest members of the School’s community and give them a platform to express to staff what Quainton Hall means to them.
A lion was chosen as the animal to fit best on the logo as this is consistent with the John Lyon School logo, as well as other lion graphics from across the John Lyon Foundation, including Harrow School and John Lyon’s Charity. The pupils liked the idea of a brave yet cute and ‘cartoony’ lion – this was more appropriate and appealing for a Nursery and Reception setting. The lion illustration represents the togetherness of the John Lyon Foundation community and brand continuity, as well as pride, courage, bravery and fun.
Miss Katherine Haynes, Head of John Lyon School, said: “This is a very significant step for our School. To have rebadged the Nursery and Reception, drawing from the branding and history of both Quainton Hall and John Lyon, has really allowed us to demonstrate our ‘oneness’ and has provided us with an opportunity to showcase our through-school approach. We are proud to be the only independent school in Harrow to offer families an excellent co-educational through-school journey, taking three-year-old pupils from our Nursery right the way through to studying their A-Levels at 18 in our bespoke Sixth Form.”
Mr Simon Ford, Headmaster of Quainton Hall School, said: “I am delighted to be able to give our Nursery and Reception their own unique identity and to unveil this publicly. These age groups benefit from specialist teachers and care, and they are deserved owners of the
Quainton’s Little Lyons sub-branding, which will come under the overall Quainton Hall brand.
This new identity represents not only our strong standalone Nursery and Reception, but also, significantly, Quainton Hall’s first official branding exercise since entering the John Lyon family: this is very much reflected in the thinking and visuals.
It was imperative to us that our pupils were involved in this. They have done remarkably well to assist with the process and I am very proud of them for their help in shaping our plans and direction. I would like to thank them for their excellent suggestions. We now look forward to using the Quainton’s Little Lyons sub-brand along with our John Lyon and Quainton Hall branding.”