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Thank you for considering a Cranleigh education for the academic year commencing September 2018. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

We are currently welcoming applications for places Year 3 and above 2018-19. Please click here to register online. All children will be invited to sit an evaluation – either here at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi or in your current school if you are still resident overseas or in another Emirate. As soon as your registration is complete, a member of the team will be in touch regarding next steps. 

Pre-Prep (FS1 to Year 2) registrations 2018-19 are now closed. 

Entry Processes

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







* Note that due to the nature of the British system, entry into both Year 11 and Year 13 is possible in exceptional circumstances only. Please email or call us on +971 (0)2 497 0000 if you would like more information.

The Current Academic Year 2017-18

There are a small number of places available in some Prep and Senior School year groups for this academic year. Note that no further transfers between Abu Dhabi schools are permitted until September 2018 so we can only progress 2017-18 admissions for children coming to Abu Dhabi from another country or another Emirate. Please email to enquire about availability and next steps.

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,