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Thank you for considering a Cranleigh education. We very much look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Prep (Year 3 – 8) and Senior School (Year 9 and above) registration. Click here to register your child.

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to host any families within our campus for school tours or evaluations until further notice. We will proceed with our Cranleigh evaluations via an online platform, which can be completed under exam conditions at your family home. Please contact our Admissions team for more information:

Subject to evaluation, we have places available in all of our Senior School (Year 9+) year groups* and some Prep School years for 2019/20. Registration for all Prep and Senior school years (Year 3 and above) for the 2020/21 are now open. 

* Note that as IGCSE and A Level courses are two years and must be completed in full, we cannot consider students for entry into Year 11 or Year 13.

Pre Prep Registrations for 2021/22 will open on 17th August 2020

The registration list for Pre Prep 2021/11 will open here on the Admissions page at 9am (GST) on Monday 17th August 2020. Please note, the registration list will close once a pre-defined limit is reached. Owing to exceptional demand, in previous years, this has resulted in the list closing within a few days. If you wish to register your child / children, please do so as soon as possible after the registration list has opened.

Pre Prep registrations for 2020/21 are now closed. Our year groups in our Pre-Prep continue to be full with many families waiting for places and we can only accept a certain number of registrations per year group. If you have any questions, please email

Transfer to Cranleigh Abu Dhabi during the academic year

For children already at school in Abu Dhabi, note that the deadline for transfer between Abu Dhabi schools for the current academic year is 15th October (exact timings of this vary each year and are set by ADEK). We are able to accept registrations for children from other Emirates/overseas at any time during the first two terms. Applications to join Cranleigh in the Summer term should be discussed with the Admissions team. 

As availability of places changes regularly, please do give us a call on +971 2 497 0115 or email us at for more information. Note that our admissions policy prioritises siblings so if you have children in more than one of our schools, please do get in touch so we can review your situation personally.

Please email or call us on +971 (0)2 497 0000 if you would like more information.

Entry Processes

Please click on the relevant school section below to find out more about our entry processes. 








A Word from the Registrar

Hello and thank you for your interest in our wonderful school.

If you are in Abu Dhabi, please do come along to visit the campus and get a sense of the community. We run regular weekly tours which you can book online here. For those of you who are considering a move to the UAE, congratulations! It is a great place to live and work. We are very used to working with families new to the region and look forward to supporting you as you navigate the process of changing schools. Our team is experienced and ready to answer any questions you may have. The various sections of this website will provide you with information on our academic, pastoral, sporting and performing arts offerings. We also suggest you have a look at our Facebook and Instagram accounts, as those will give you some insights into what day-to-day life is like here.

In line with our Admissions Policy which places emphasis on keeping families together, if you have children requiring Prep or Senior as well as Pre-Prep places, please do contact us at so we can understand your particular family situation and provide personalised advice. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


Staff Profile - Rose Prince

Rose Prince, Registrar


Phone: +971 (0)2 497 0000

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island (opposite Manarat al Saadiyat)

PO Box 126 888,
Abu Dhabi,