School Description

As we celebrate nearly our first decade of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, we reflect on the Cranleigh name and its extraordinary history as well as our current successes and exciting future. We welcome you to a timeline of key events and development, a history of how Cranleigh Abu Dhabi came to light and a closer look at some of the most notable key milestones.

The vision was never to replicate but to create something truly unique for the region.

From 280 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside in the UK to the desert plains of Abu Dhabi, the name Cranleigh is synonymous with tradition, heritage and quality.

He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and future, for it is from the past that we learn
The late Sheikh Zayed

The aim was to create a state-of-the-art learning environment that could draw on over 150 years of historically proven teaching practice. Situated on Saadiyat Island, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi harnesses the UAE’s international location and celebrates the many different inspiring cultures that enrich our society.


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    Tim McConnell-Wood
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We offer a wide variety of activities each term including recreational and competitive sports, performing arts, clubs and activities as well as a series of youth service programmes, including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Sports Leadership qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The Cranleigh Enrichment Portfolio (CEP) has been developed for pupils in Years 3 - 13. Pupils who enrol in a range of activities each term will build up an individual skills profile to log their development.

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