Please note our registration lists for Pre-Prep places (FS1 to Year 2) 2018/19 are now full

We have a small number of places available in some Prep and Senior School year groups for the current academic year 2017/ 18

Please email to enquire about availability.

Registrations for Year 3 and above for next academic year (2018/19) can be made online by following the link in the side bar to the right

Sixth Form (Year 12) 2017/18

Registrations are open for places in Year 12, the first year of Sixth Form. Cranleigh sixth formers study A Levels and will also undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which is similar in concept to the IB Extended Essay, but more in-depth in delivery.

Our approach is different to most schools in Abu Dhabi. Students are offered a rich academic and leadership programme designed to develop high levels of independent thinking and self confidence. This includes Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and The Purvis Society – our senior enrichment programme – which features opportunities to take part in Model United Nations, Youth Circles and other selected debating, public speaking and academic opportunities. In addition, our students benefit from access to Cranleigh UK’s careers-for-life programme – the Cranleigh Network – as well as its Old Cranleighan (OC) Society which together, give us access to a wealth of professional and industry experience on a global scale. From individual mentorships and work placements to the Sixth Form Supper Club, our students are very actively encouraged to start preparing for their university and professional journeys from the moment they start Year 12. More information here.

Much of the academic teaching in the Sixth Form embraces Harkness, the innovative discussion-based method. Harkness places the onus on the student to prepare for the lesson and come to class ready to discuss topics in a collaborative, tutorial style that encourages and develops listening skills and interaction with other minds. Teachers become facilitators, directing and guiding where necessary. The process ensures every voice is heard and valued and critically, it develops and hones mature, university-style thinking and learning abilities.

Please review “The Sixth Form” brochure below to find out more, or contact the Admissions team to discuss entry procedure for your son or daughter. Note that since this brochure was designed, we have added Spanish and Fine Art to our A Level subject choices.

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 the Admissions team at so we can understand your particular family situation and provide personalised advice.

Staff Profile - Rose Prince


Rose Prince, Registrar

PO Box 126 888,
Abu Dhabi,

Phone: 02 497 0000