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Horizon School Dubai

School name Horizon School Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses NC
Head of school Ms Marion C Sinclair (Headteacher)
Executive body or owner Al Najah Education
Date founded 1992
Number of students (approx) 500
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Wasl, Jumeirah - location map
Postal address PO Box 6749, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3422891
Fax +971-4-3429759
Email info@horizonschooldubai.com
Website www.horizonschooldubai.com
School fees structure 26,220-35,210 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Teacher salary range 5,900 - 9,200 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 146 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 23 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 42 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
good good good good

Horizon School Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

Horizon School Dubai reviews - add your comments, updates, or questions here.

Horizon School Dubai (Horizons English School) (HSD) tuition fee structure and general information

Not to be confused with the Horizon International School in Umm Al Sheif (Star International School renamed in Sep 2014), although both schools owned by Al Najah Education.

Grade/Year FS1 FS2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual total fees (AED) 2013-2014 29,400 35,230 39,700 39,700 39,700 39,700 39,700 39,700            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014 20,934 20,934 29,313 29,313 29,313 29,313 29,313 29,313            
                             
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 26,220 31,800 35,610 35,610 35,610 35,610 35,610 35,610                                                                        
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 26,000             36,000            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 20,033 20,033 28,056 28,056 28,056 28,056 28,056 28,056            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007 21,000             27,000            
  • 2013-2014 total fees include charges for specialist activities (IT and Media) and additional learning plus activities. Admission, registration fees not provided.
  • 2010-2011 fees information not provided.
  • 2009-2010 fees payable in three equal instalments at start of each term. Extra charge for credit card payments: 2.6% (Visa, Mastercard), 4.25% (American Express, Diner's Club).
  • 2008-2009 fees information not confirmed (not available on HS website, check with school).
  • 2007-2008 tuition fees are AED 17,887-25,050 according to KHDA information. Fee information in table in italics not confirmed.
  • 2006-2007 fees AED 21,000-27,000 (not confirmed)?
  • 2005-2006 fees AED 17,887-25,050? Not confirmed, was KHDA information?
  • School name is Horizons English School, and date founded is 1989 according to KHDA directory.
  • Location and address details: 30B St, at the end of 49th St off Al Wasl Rd, near Safa Park, Al Wasl community district (not Al Safa community), Jumeirah. Next to Al Safa Boys High School.
Horizon School homework policy
  • Horizon School does not set formal homework for primary school students, in line with some research that indicates compulsory homework doesn't benefit young children much. Somewhat of a contrast to the Choueifat School homework policy, based on the theory that vast quantities of formal written homework and testing benefits children of any age (academically, that is).
  • Instead, Horizon school encourages parents to support their children's learning at home using the "Home Links" material available on the HS website for each class - lists of websites to visit with games and activities for children to do at home. Informal homework with a different name perhaps. At least that's how it is in 2013-2014, with policy document saying a review is due in 2015.
Horizon School calendar, term dates, holidays 2013-2014
  Term 1 - Autumn Term Term 2 - Spring Term Term 3 - Summer Term
First day of term Tue 03 Sep 2013 Sun 05 Jan 2014 Sun 20 Apr 2014
Mid-term holiday 11-19 Oct 2013 (Fri-Sat) 14-22 Feb 2014 (Fri-Sat) no half-term holiday
Last day of term Thu 19 Dec 2013 Thu 03 Apr 2014 Thu 26 Jun 2014
19 June 2013
17 September 2012
  • Al Najah Education is now the owner of Horizon English School, bought in July 2012 (press release). Ms Marion Sinclair will continue as principal of the school.
  • Email contact updated to info@horizonschooldubai.com. Previous email address was hsdubai@emirates.net.ae or hsdubai@eim.ae (unknown if still valid).
  • There is also a Horizon School in Abu Dhabi, but it appears to be unrelated to the Horizon School in Dubai.
23 August 2009
03 October 2007 review
  • Horizon School is part of the BSME network (www.bsme.org.uk).
  • HSD moved to new location in September 2004 and Safa Private School (or Safa School) opened on the old site.
  • Both schools have a generally good reputation although, as with most schools, there are always a few negative comments floating around. Possibly connected with it being a "for-profit" institution (but most expat schools in Dubai are profit-making).
  • Plans to open a secondary school called Horizon College in September 2006.
  • Another telephone number listed as +971-4-3947879 - might be the old one.
  • Staff and students are mostly of British nationality.
  • Also called "Horizon (Pvt) School" or "Horizon Private School."
12 September 2005 review
  • A Khaleej Times report 12 September 2005 highlighted Horizon Private School as one in which the principal, "Madion Carolyn", was also a licence partner, which is not allowed according to the report.
Schools in the same area as Horizon School Dubai
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
International Indian High School Dubai   April 2011   +971-4-3423909   primary  Indian CBSE 8,300-14,000  IIHSD comments 
Wellington Academy Dubai   September 2011   +971-4-3424040   K-12  UK NC, GCSE, IB 31,000-70,000  WAD comments 

 

Last update 01 April 2014
General comments - might not apply to Horizon School Dubai
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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