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Why Horizon English School?

Our History

Horizon English School is a non-selective, private primary school in Dubai, offering the British curriculum to children aged between 3-11 years. Later this year, we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, and although the school campus has changed beyond recognition (when the school was founded in 1989, it was in a small villa with just 12 children!), our commitment to children and our ethos of child development through engaging, innovative learning, has remained the same.

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, performance, art and design, all have an integral part to play in our curriculum and we strongly believe that every child has something to offer.

Our Environment

We now have over nine hundred children but continue to tailor our learning to make sure that each child feels included, stimulated and encouraged to develop their own passions and interests. Almost all of our class teachers come from British schools, 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, but are entitled to automatic entry to Horizon International School, which is also part of the Al Najah Education 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.