Bloom World Academy is a creative, family-first IB curriculum school for students aged 3 to 18 years old. In our first year of operation Bloom World Academy will open the doors for Pre-KG to Grade 9 students at its state-of-the-art campus in Al Barsha Dubai in August 2022.
We believe education must be dynamic, creative, constantly evolving and be open to different and better ways of thinking. Ideas don’t stand still and neither do we. We facilitate the free flow and interplay of ideas and equip our students with the skills to embrace them, apply them and grow with them.
Providing the highest quality of education expected from a premium school, with customised education for each child and a flexible school day, makes it the ideal choice for parents who care as much about how their child receives an education, as well as the end results.
In joining Bloom World Academy and by working together, it will be a truly unique, refreshing, empowering and successful experience with academic success at its core.
Our promise is to deliver the very best education we can to ensure each and every child will be as academically successful, socially happy and emotionally attuned and resilient as they can be. This ambition is based on some very clear and considered values that govern the way Bloom World Academy teaches our students every single day.
We believe that every child and young person is truly a unique learner. Our goal is to nurture each individual’s potential to learn, grow and make the world a better place. We do this through customising each child’s learning experience.
We dare to do things differently; still providing the highest quality of education expected from a premium school, but that is flexible and customised for each child, making it the ideal choice for parents who care as much about how their child receives an education, as well as the end results.
What Makes this School Unique?
A Flexible School Day That Works For You – Open From 7am To 7pm
Bloom World Academy will employ a flexible school day and will be the first school in the Emirates to offer a later start time of 9am, which will allow for students’ learning to be in balance with family life. As well as honouring young people’s natural sleep cycles, the later start time will optimise productivity throughout the school day and will result in a significant improvement to students’ overall wellbeing and physical health.
To accommodate the conflicting needs of daily life, families will be able to design their own bespoke school timings around the official school day of 9am to 4pm. Monday to Thursday and 9am – 12.30pm on Fridays. The later start time of 9am will be supported by a combination of optional wraparound care from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm along with an extensive selection of co-curricular activities including sports, arts, homework clubs from 8am – 8.45am and 4pm to 5pm. The wraparound care will give the school the opportunity to widen the curriculum as well as supporting parents who are looking for an extended timeframe of childcare support.
A Customised Education For Every Child
We believe that every child and young person is truly a unique learner. Our goal is to nurture each individual’s potential to learn, grow and make the world a better place. We do this through customising each child’s learning experience. We embrace each child’s individuality and support their learning journey through a robust academic curriculum crafted to their needs. A Learning Achievement Passport sets out their personalised timetable, sets goals, outlines support and challenges, and is reviewed collectively and openly with parents and their children every month.
- Each student will have a key personal tutor who will oversee progress throughout their time at school
- Access to ‘Stage Not Age’ – We offer a dynamic curriculum where students progress based on their interests and abilities, not based solely on their age or academic year
- Learning will not be confined to the classroom. The school is organised into learning zones (for example, the science zone, the performing arts zone and the languages zone) which are distinct areas where students of all ages have the opportunity to be immersed in facilities and resources that enhance their learning experience.
Imagination And Creativity Applied
We embrace the world of technology, design and business and, by nurturing every student’s imagination through innovation and entrepreneurship, deliver real world experiences that provide students with opportunities to shine and grow.
Our students are taught and encouraged to be inventors; your child will reach their full potential and become future fluent. We create opportunities and experiences across the school with our flexible approaches to teaching and learning (no boundaries – if you’re keen enough you’re old enough) and the experiences we create through:
- The Lumos Innovation Centre
- Practical learning activities that harness imagination, bringing them to life and brought to the marketplace!
- Connections with specialist teachers and programmes
- Entrepreneurship celebrated and students’ skills and ideas developed with our skilled partners in the vocational world
Emotional Well-being and Character Development
Through our emotional well-being and character-building programmes, based on our values, we affirm that every student’s whole well-being matters; that’s mind, body and spirit – aspects which are intrinsically connected to their academic progress. Every student, no matter what age, is empowered to take ownership of their own learning and to have a voice on how their school is run. We offer a taught programme of emotional and social well-being to develop values, skills and traits that will last a lifetime.
Why choose this curriculum?
Bloom World Academy will offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma and IB Career Pathways. The school will benefit from the advice, guidance and support provided by the International Baccalaureate Organisation through the established scheme of authorisation and accreditation.
Co-curricular activities are an important extension of the day and reflect our recognition of the broad interests of all students. Students will have the opportunity to develop their talents and discover new ones, through co-curricular programs that reinforce what they learn in the classroom, encourage skill development, and build self-esteem. Along the way, students share enriching experiences, forge friendships, and challenge themselves to grow.
The range of our before- and after-school offerings is extensive, with choices in content that is pertinent to the age and stage of each student’s development. Programmes will be led by teachers or leading, specially chosen, outside professionals where students will have fun, learn, and cultivate their unique talents.
We facilitate vertical grouping where appropriate. By allowing students of all ages to work together, we create a sense of community, respect for diversity and challenge.
We are extremely proud of our world-class campus, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including:
- Spacious and light learning environments and classrooms
- Covered 25-metre swimming pool and training pool
- Full-size football and rugby pitch
- Sports practice pitch
- 400-metre athletics track
- Tennis courts
- Indoor multi-purpose sports hall
- Rooftop basketball court
- Padel tennis courts
- Lumos innovation centre
- Extensive indoor and outdoor play areas for younger students
- Music rooms and music practice rooms
- Arts rooms
- Dining halls
- Art gallery
- IB Hive – Research Centre, Library, Museum
- Dedicated Learning zones
- Coffee Shop
A highly experienced, senior educationalist who has worked in the education sector for more than 39 years, Mr John Bell has been a successful Head Teacher and Executive Head Teacher at outstanding schools in both the United Kingdom and Spain. In his most recent role as Executive Principal and Director of Learning and Services at Innoventures Education in Dubai, Mr Bell was responsible for overseeing the strategic and operational delivery of education and the line management of six schools that included five IB curriculum schools, one British curriculum school and eight early learning centres.
In his role as Founding Principal at Bloom World Academy, Mr Bell promises to bring academic rigour to life and to deliver the very best educational experience that focuses on achieving results through genuine learning and experiences to ensure that each and every child will be as academically successful, socially happy and emotionally attuned and resilient as they can be.
Vice Principal, Student Development
With 18 years of teaching experience and 10 years as a Senior Leader, Nicola exemplifies positive, professional leadership that makes a difference in the lives of students and staff.
Nicola is very excited to be a part of the founding Leadership team at Bloom World Academy. With students and families at the heart of our vision and values, our personal approach will put well-being at the forefront enabling us to personalise our students’ curriculum to deliver the highest academic standards and celebrate the unique talents in each one of our students
Vice Principal, Lower School
Damien Marshall has almost 15 years of experience in the education sector, including several years as a senior leader in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has a proven track record of developing and overseeing programmes and initiatives within schools to improve teaching and learning, as well as student wellbeing. He has extensive experience in the IB, but also has experience spanning the UK, American and Australian curricula, teaching and learning philosophies.
Damien is particularly excited to help develop Bloom World Academy’s (BWA) family-first approach, being the father of two young daughters himself. He is also passionate about having a truly individual and holistic education for every child, a key focus for BWA. Damien particularly looks forward to the implementation of BWA’s Learning Achievement Passports, with these being the key driver towards providing a customised education for our students, helping to nurture each individual’s potential to learn, grow and make the world a better place.
Vice Principal, Senior School
Nishi has worked internationally in education for over 20 years with a vast majority of his time in senior leadership positions. His global experiences have spanned across Canada, the U.K. and the UAE, all of which have equipped him with a strong pedigree of skills and accolades, including a Masters Degree in Education from Cambridge University.
Nishi is delighted to join Bloom World Academy on this exciting new opportunity and is looking forward to providing a unique learning experience in Dubai for all those who join in the new academic school year.