Bloom World Academy is a creative, family-first IB curriculum school for children aged 18 months to 18 years old. It is the first own-brand school of leading education provider in the region, Bloom Education, and brought many ‘firsts’ to the UAE, including being the first (and currently only) school to offer a 9am start to a flexible school day. Students at BWA access a uniquely personalised education within its extensive and impressive state-of-the-art campus in Al Barsha, Dubai.
The philosophy at BWA is that education must be dynamic, creative, constantly evolving and be open to different and better ways of thinking. Ideas don’t stand still and neither should learning. Teachers at the school facilitate free flow and interplay of ideas to equip students with the skills to embrace them, apply them and grow with them.
BWA provides the highest quality of education expected from a premium school, combined with customised education for each child and a flexible school day, making it the ideal choice for parents who care as much about how their child experiences an education, as the end results.
The school promises a unique, refreshing, empowering and successful experience with academic success at its core.
The mission of Bloom World Academy is to deliver the very best education possible, 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 students every single day.
At BWA, every child and young person is truly a unique learner. The ultimate goal is to nurture each individual’s potential to learn, grow and develop the agency and drive to make the world a better place. This is achieved primarily through a commitment to customising each and every child’s learning experience according to their individuality, strengths and interests.
This is a school which ‘dares to do things differently’; a premium education on par with the finest schools in the UAE, but with a flexible and customised approach for each child.
What Makes this School Unique?
Bloom World Academy has a flexible school day and is the first school in the Emirates to offer a later start time of 9am, which allows students’ learning to be in balance with family life, as well as honouring young people’s natural sleep cycles. The later start time proved immensely popular with parents, and amongst benefits to family life, it also optimises productivity throughout the school day and has a beneficial effect on students’ overall wellbeing and physical health.
To accommodate for the individual schedules of families atv the school, BWA allows parents 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 is 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. This wraparound care gives the school the opportunity to widen the curriculum as well as supporting parents who are looking for an extended timeframe of childcare support.
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
At BWA, educators 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 child every month.
- Each student has a key personal tutor who oversees progress throughout their time at school
- Access to ‘Stage Not Age’ – BWA offers a dynamic curriculum where students progress based on their interests and abilities, not based solely on their age or academic year
- Learning is not confined to the classroom. The school is organised into learning zones (for example, Sciencia, Lingua and Olympus), 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
Bloom World Academy opens its students’ minds to the world of technology, design and business by nurturing every student’s imagination through innovation and entrepreneurship and delivering real world experiences that provide students with opportunities to shine and grow.
Students are taught and encouraged to be inventors; to reach their full potential and become future-fluent. Educators create opportunities and experiences across the school with flexible approaches to teaching and learning (if you’re keen enough you’re old enough). Examples of this approach in action include:
- The Lumos Innovation Centre
- Practical learning activities that harness imagination, bringing them to life and to the real-world 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
BWA offers emotional well-being and character-building programmes, based on their values; affirming that every student’s whole well-being matters. That is 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 contribute to how their school is run. BWA teaches a 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 is a International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school, with Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma and IB Career Pathways utilised to structure learning across stages. Once the accreditation process is completed, the school will benefit from the advice, guidance and support provided by the International Baccalaureate Organisation through the established scheme of authorisation and accreditation.
Bloom Enrichment Learning Activities(BELA)
Students at BWA have the opportunity to develop their talents and discover new ones through an extensive program of co-curricular activities and clubs which reinforce learning within 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 colourful, with choices in content pertinent to the age and stage of each student’s development. Programmes are either led by teachers (which entitles students to free access) or by external providers; professionals carefully selected for their expertise. In all BELAs, children will have fun while learning, and cultivate their unique talents.
The school facilitates vertical grouping where appropriate. By allowing students of all ages to work together, a sense of community and a respect for diversity is fostered.
BWA has a world-class campus, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including:
- Spacious and light learning environments and classrooms
- Forum area for community events and celebrations
- On-site nursery (the Early Excellence Centre)
- 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
- Junior Lumos Innovation Centre
- Extensive indoor and outdoor play areas for younger students
- Music rooms and music practice rooms
- Arts rooms
- Senior and Junior Bistro
- Mini Bistro for Primo
- Art gallery
- IB Hive – Research Centre, Library
- Dedicated learning zones
- Coffee shop and parent workspaces