Why Horizon English School?

Our History

Founded in 1989, Horizon English School is a non-selective, private primary school. One of the oldest schools in Dubai, we offer British curriculum education to children aged between 3-11 years. We started as a small villa school with just 12 children, and over the years our school campus has changed beyond recognition. Although we now have over 1000 children enrolled at Horizon, our commitment to children and our ethos of child development through engaging, innovative learning, has remained the same. At the start of 2021, we became part of the Cognita global family of schools of which we are delighted to be part of.

Our Vision

We strive to nurture independent learners and critical thinkers, with the skills to form lasting relationships with others and the ability to manage themselves in any situation. While academic excellence is at the core of our teaching program (Horizon English School results rank us in the top 0.5% of schools in the UK and we were recently recognized as being one of the top 25 schools in the UAE), we are not an exams factory and our emphasis is on the well-rounded child, with the strength and self-belief to make mistakes and then to learn from them. Music, sport, art and design, performance, all have an integral part to play in our curriculum and we strongly believe that every child has something to offer.

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Our Environment

We now have over 1,000 children at Horizon but continue to tailor our learning to make sure that each child feels included, stimulated and encouraged to develop their own passions and interests. We are always looking to change and improve the learning environments for the children and in recent years we have built a STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Moral) room, developed our inclusion department, enhanced our sports facilities and provided innovative outdoor playground spaces.

Almost all of our class teachers come from British schools and are British trained, which reflects our commitment to the British curriculum, and all have a minimum of two to three years’ teaching experience, ensuring that the school can benefit from their wisdom and best UK teaching practices.

When our students complete Year 6, they transition to a range of schools, however our sisters schools, RGS Guildford, Dubai and Horizon International School, offer a stepping stone for Horizon children to remain within the Cognita family of schools. Whether returning to a secondary school in the UK or transitioning to another international school, the quality of education that students receive at Horizon sets them up perfectly for this next phase in their educational journey.