On Friday 7 July, the Chapel was filled with BCS pupils from past and present, staff from past and present, Governors and friends of the School as we came together to bid farewell to the four Houses of St Margaret’s, St Monica’s, St Philip’s and St George’s.

It was a beautiful service with memories and reflections from previous House Heads, as well as an outstanding performance from the Chapel Choir, before the four current House Heads read their Saints’ Prayers for the congregation and Fr Andrew gave the Houses their final blessing.

The six new Houses were introduced, and blessed, and it was a special moment for the inaugural House Captains. Well done to Mia for Chandler House, Jasper for Cathedral House, Rayan for Grace House, Arya for Birmingham House, Susie for School House and Destinee for Lichfield House.

The four Saints will continue to be a part of the BCS present, as well as our past, as they shine into the Chapel from the stained glass window.

Thank you to all who attended the Service, shared their memories and gave the Houses a heartfelt and special farewell event.