The Right Reverend David Urquhart, Lord Bishop of Birmingham and President of The Blue Coat School Birmingham, commissioned Mr Noel Neeson as their new Headmaster on Tuesday 20th September 2016.
Mr Neeson is the 37th Headmaster of the IAPS co-educational preparatory day school and nursery which was founded by The Church of England in 1722. He joins Blue Coat with his wife Jules and children Bea (8) and Jasper (3).
Newly elected School Officers, Hasan (head boy), Maya (head girl), Henry (deputy head boy) and Monique (deputy head girl) along with children from pre-prep, presented Mr and Mrs Neeson with four Blue Coat symbols, to serve as a reminder of the school’s foundations: a Bible, to live and speak the truth of God’s ways, an iPad, to inspire a love of learning and to help us to explore and understand the greatness of God’s world, four House badges to nurture and celebrate our God given gifts and talents and a Chapel collection bag to remind us to serve others and share generously with those in need.
A lit candle was presented to Mrs Neeson as a clear reminder of the love, care and support she will give to the Blue Coat family. The memorable service included two beautiful anthems, Sing Praise and Thanksgiving (Malcolm Arnold) and A prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester performed by the chapel choir.