Bloom Education, which owns Brighton College in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain, as well as Dwight School Dubai, has announced plans to create a new, premium IB school at its Al Barsha site, which will replace Dwight when it leaves the company at the conclusion of this academic year.
WhichSchoolAdvisor.com received a statement from the school. Bloom Education said that in the coming academic year, it would “extend on the shared facilities (now shared between Brighton Dubai and Dwight Dubai) in establishing a ‘Centre for Performing Arts,’ which would feature a theatre, dance, drama, and art studios.”
A new IB curriculum school would complement the curriculum of Brighton College Dubai, which is headquartered in England, and would share the same “super campus.”
Bloom and Dwight School New York “mutually agreed to conclude their three-year relationship,” according to a statement released earlier this month. At the end of the 2021/22 academic year, the Dwight School Dubai location in Al Barsha will be removed from the Bloom education portfolio of schools.
Dwight School Dubai will be taken over by the Dwight group of schools and its campus will be relocated to a new location in Sports City. The old GEMS United School, which closed at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, is thought to be the new location.
Bloom Education also stated that “none of the other schools” in the Bloom Education group would be affected, and that operations would “continue as usual, bringing the best quality of education to the UAE.” Concerns have been raised about how Dwight’s departure will affect Brighton College Dubai, the institution with which it shares a campus.