Extra curricular activities

At Horizon English, we encourage learning to go beyond the classroom. We enrich our classroom curriculum with relevant school trips and excursions and we have a flourishing programme of wide-ranging afterschool activities.

Residentials and School trips

We run an appropriate school trip for every year group (including FS1), once or twice a term, where appropriate. Excursions include The Green Planet, Dubai Aquarium, Al Ain Zoo, Burj Khalifa and Sharjah museum.

In addition, our Key Stage Two pupils (Years Three to Six) also go on an outdoor adventure, once a year. Designed to promote skills of leadership and independence, Year Three visits a wilderness site, usually in RAK or Sharjah for a single day, while Years Four, Five and Six, stay overnight. This direct experience of nature is the highlight of the school calendar and often sees life-long friendships being formed.

Horizon English also offers an annual international ski trip, every January. Students from Year Four and above are eligible to join the popular trip to Switzerland, where the Horizon group takes over dedicated accommodation, right on the slopes.

There are also opportunities to travel with our lead choir, who attend competitions across the GCC region.

After school activities

Horizon English offers all students the chance to reinforce their learning through free teacher-led activities every term. Topics change every term but include (amongst others) construction, handwriting, French movies, water polo, Arabic reading, problem-solving, hip-hop dance, mindfulness and Zumba.

In addition we also partner with a number of external providers including ISM, Elite, Drama Scene, Little Masterpieces, and Dance Horizons to offer tuition in football, tennis, karate, art, dance, basketball and other sporting and creative disciplines.