Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Based on the rich academic heritage and family values of Cranleigh UK, we aim to instil a love of learning using innovative and creative teaching techniques. A rigorous academic programme, augmented by a diverse range of extracurricular activities fosters growth and discovery.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School size:

526 boys, 520 girls

School type:

Co-educational

Day/Boarding:

  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding

Curriculums:

  • English National Curriculum

Contact:

Vicki Butcher

Job title:

Head of Admissions & Communications

Places available

Kindergarten
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Year 13
2016/2017
0
0
0
0
2
2
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
2017/2018
0
0
0
0
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10

Accreditations and memberships:

  • EdExcel Exams Accreditation Centre
  • Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
  • AQA Exams Accreditation Centre
  • CIE Exams Accreditation Centre
  • ABRSM
  • Trinity College London
  • British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)
School Website

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Welcome

A child's future success isn't dictated by academic grades. When the ultimate goal is to produce a confident, well-rounded adult, there is much more to learn than just core subjects. We are opposed to what can be referred to as “teaching to the test.” Instead, we ensure that all our pupils are offered a comprehensive, creative curriculum designed to prepare them for life beyond their school days.

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

Senior management

Headmaster, Mr Brendan Law. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Matthew Ford
Head of the Prep School, Mr Simon Kenworthy
Head of the Pre-Prep School, Mrs Tania Moonesinghe

School description

The Cranleigh Abu Dhabi team agrees on what makes a great school. Between us we have decades of experience delivering the British curriculum all over the world. We know what works well and are always looking for ways to improve. Our educational philosophy focuses on empowering children to become independent thinkers and inspired learners by encouraging them to explore and discover for themselves. We do this through the provision of an incredible range of co-curricular options, a rich focus on the arts and the level of academic rigour and extension one would expect from a school like Cranleigh. Indeed, the benefits of our association with Cranleigh UK are substantial and go way beyond a common brand. We actively work together, sharing ideas and best practice through regular meetings and dialogue as well as pupil and teacher exchanges.

Our aim to build a strong community remains a key focus and in less than two years, our families have joined together with us to form a powerful and positive spirit and a sense of pride that motivates us all. Cranleigh parents are open and honest – not shy to tell us when they think there is room for improvement but equally quick with positive feedback when it is deserved. 

We are exceptionally privileged when it comes to facilities. Our state of the art campus and location on Saadiyat Island are truly unique. However, buildings are buildings. What really matters is what happens within them and that’s where our focus lies. We believe that what sets us apart is the fact that we never lose sight of why we chose to work in education in the first place – to teach and inspire children. The moment a school allows other drivers to dilute this focus, its principles are compromised and standards drop. 

Videos

Beautiful World Documentary

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:

18

Reception average class size:

18

Primary average class size:

18

Secondary average class size:

18

Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

2 : 18

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

2 : 18

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 18

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 18

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 28/08/16 - 15/12/16
  • 08/01/17 - 23/03/17
  • 09/04/17 - 22/06/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:

Edexcel, Cambridge International

Sports and extra-curricular activities

Sports:

Football, rugby, touch rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, rounders, swimming, water polo, basketball, trampolining, gymnastics, dance, athletics, cross country at the beach, fitness training, short tennis, badminton, volleyball, yoga, table tennis, boxercise, street dance
Sport is synonymous with life at Cranleigh. All children are expected to be actively involved in the extensive programme of sport on offer – there is something for everyone.

Extra-curricular activities:

Drama, Choir, Brass Band, Rock and Pop Choir, Rock Band, Art, Italian, School Magazine, Photography, Design and Technology, Brownies, Eco Craft, Spanish, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Fencing, Cooking, Horseriding, Golf, Robotics, Ballet,
At Cranleigh we take great pride in educating the whole child. Because of this we give equal importance to the Academic, Pastoral and Co-Curricular aspects of school life.

Admissions

Admission process:

Registrations can be made online at www.cranleigh.ae - please click through to the Admissions section of the website. We are open for Years 3 and above for 2017/18 and have some places in these year groups in the current academic year for pupils interested in joining us from overseas. Pre-Prep registrations are closed.

School Open Days:

22/03/2017

Contact

Contact:

Vicki Butcher

Job title:

Head of Admissions & Communications

School news & events

Further information

Please go to this link to read the Winter's Q+A for Cranleigh Abu Dhabi:
http://www.wintersschoolfinder.com/articles/qplusa-cranleigh-abu-dhabi/

You can view more of our videos here: https://vimeo.com/cranleighabudhabi

Country:

U.A.E.

Address:

Saadiyat Island Cultural District , PO BOX 126888

City:

Abu Dhabi

Post/Zip Code:

0000

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