English is fundamental in securing success across the curriculum as reading, writing, speaking and listening are essential life skills.

Despite being an active and developing language, the fundamentals remain the same and, as a subject, English aims to teach literacy. In addition to this, it gives the pupils the tools with which to think for themselves and to express their feelings and ideas effectively. Moreover, the study of English allows students to empathise, feel and express their ideas.

English also enables children to explore the stories of past, present and future; fantasy and reality; myth and legend; tales of different cultures and traditions. These many forms and styles can inspire imaginative and individual writing.

With the maxim, “Read as a writer; write as a reader” at the heart of our teaching, English is a key part of  Cranleigh Abu Dhabi’s curriculum.