Horizon English School, Dubai, UAE

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Telephone: +971 4 3422 891

Al Safa Area, Near Al Safa Park - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

ABOUT Horizon English School, Dubai, UAE

Horizon English School is a non-selective, private primary school in Dubai, offering the British curriculum to children aged between 3-11 years. Rated KHDA ‘Outstanding’, we have been offering academic excellence for more than thirty years.

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.

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, our emphasis is on the well-rounded child, with the strength and self-belief to make mistakes and then to learn from them, at our warm and friendly school. STEM, music, sport, performance, art and design, all have an integral part to play in our curriculum, providing outstanding learning opportunities for each and every student in our care.


Mr Ian Wallace

Ian began his career in education fifteen years ago. His early teaching roles were in primary education where he specialised in Physical Education and ICT, alongside his class teacher responsibilities. With a passion for the wellbeing of students in his care, Ian implemented a number of strategies that demonstrated real impact on the improvement of student behaviour, attitudes and happiness.

He left the UK in 2011 and embarked upon his international teaching career in Dubai. In 2013, Ian joined Horizon English School as Assistant Headteacher. Ian’s primary focus was on the development of teaching and learning, to ensure an outstanding curriculum provision for the children and consistency of lessons delivered. He was soon promoted to Deputy Headteacher, where he successful drove the school development and parental engagement.

As a trusted leader within the Horizon community, Ian was appointed as Principal in November 2018.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
2-11 yrs
British Curriculum
Main Language
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