Admissions Process
Cranleigh - Abu Dhabi

Admissions Process

Welcome to Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

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

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi is a warm and friendly school brimming with opportunities for active young minds to learn. We understand that each child and every family situation is unique. Our Admissions team is here to help and advise you through the process. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

We invite you to join us on a personalised tour of the campus to share with you the happy, confident and enthusiastic students who make up our Cranleigh community. Our weekly tours of the Prep and Senior School can be booked online here.  

For Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior school applications for academic year 2023/24, please email [email protected] or call +971 (0)2 497 0113 for further information on place availability.  

We are delighted to announce that 2024/25 admissions are open across all year groups, we look forward to receiving your application. 

Cranleigh Admissions Team 

Admissions Process

The Start Your Journey calculator below provides guidance to the year group your child should be applying for however this may differ according to the country, curriculum and year group previously studied. Please email the admissions team for advice if you are unsure.

In order to access the full and comprehensive information required for place application at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, please enter your child's birth date below:
What is your child's date of birth?

The document below contains a helpful reference table for Grade/Year comparison. Please do complete the Admissions Calculator above to access full information on key application stages specific to your child.

Pupil Entrance Age 2024-25


For Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior school applications, please email [email protected] for further information on place availability. 


    Kindly complete the relevant application form to apply for August 2024. 

    The supporting documents required for applications are:

    • Passport copy of child and parents/guardians
    • Passport size photo of child
    • Emirates ID of child and parents/guardians (UAE residents)
    • Birth certificate of child
    • PDF copy of most recent nursery/school report

    Transfer to Cranleigh Abu Dhabi during the academic year

    We are able to accept registrations for children from other Emirates/overseas at any time during the first two terms (typically September - April). Applications to join Cranleigh in the Summer term (the third term) should be discussed with the Admissions team. For children already at school in Abu Dhabi, ADEK stipulates that transfers cannot be made after October 17th.

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

    Transfer Certificate & Documentation

    For important information pertaining to transfer certificates and the attestation of documentation and certificates, please read the following: 

    Transfer Certificate Document

    Supporting Documentation & Attestation Requirements Document

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