Bloomfield Hall is one of the major educational institutions in Pakistan. It was established in 1984 by educationists from the UK and Pakistan. The aim of the project was to provide British style education leading ultimately to British qualifications. Pupils of Bloomfield Hall are prepared for the GCE ’O’ and ’A’ level examinations of the UK examining bodies.
Since its establishment, Bloomfield Hall has developed in two major directions. It has opened schools in various cities in Pakistan. It has also assisted in the provision of higher education in Pakistan: in Lahore, one of its sister institutions – University College Lahore – offers degree programmes of the University of London in various disciplines including Economics, Management, Accounting, Law and Information Systems.
A school is much more than a medium through which academic training takes place. All educated parents (with time on their hands) can do this quite effectively at home without sending children to school. School is not merely a teaching academy!
A good school provides opportunities that a single household cannot. It enables students to socially interact, teaching them the rules of interaction when they venture out in the real world – enabling them to live in a civil society. It teaches them tolerance in face of opposition or even provocation, to agree to disagree, to have a democratic perspective, to observe social etiquettes such as forming queues and waiting for one’s turn, to be disciplined, to acquire success through diligence and hard work.
School is a microcosm of society at large: it prepares us for entry into adulthood equipped with skills to cope with the challenges of adult life and to turn setbacks into triumphs! School is NOT simply an academy to prepare children for exams!
Bloomfield Hall aims to equip its pupils with the tools they need to participate successfully in the 21st century – robust mathematical and scientific knowledge, a competent and confident command of languages and the furtherance of students’ creative and sporting skills. To nurture the spirit of critical enquiry is also its aim, as the basis of scientific and cultural progress.
A good school removes blinkers and opens up the world for its pupils, whilst also teaching respect for traditional values, and consideration for others’ feelings and beliefs. Pupils are led to an awareness of poverty and injustice, to develop a sense of fairness, tolerance and goodwill, and to attain good examination results at the same time.
This was the philosophy behind the establishment of Bloomfield Hall in 1984 and remains our motivating force today.