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A welcome from Cranleigh UK

Please follow the links below for Letters from Michael Wilson (Headmaster of Cranleigh Prep School UK) and Martin Williamson (Chairman, Old Cranleighan Society) Mike Wilson Letter Old Cranleighans letter

Cranleigh is OPEN!!

We were all so proud and excited to welcome the very first students at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi this morning and we were very keen to share some of these precious first moments with you all. The Senior Pupils, Years, 7, 8 & 9 were the first onsite at around 7am ...read more →

Induction Week

This week Cranleigh Abu Dhabi has been running a week of Induction at the Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Centre on Saadiyat Island.  The Induction was an opportunity for children to come together for the first time and meet their classmates and teachers.  The Induction also afforded us the ability to ...read more →

A Little Sneak Peek Inside…

Here are a few photos taken from inside the Junior School at the beginning of this week.  Cranleigh Abu Dhabi is on track to open this September for pupils from FS1 to Year 9.  Pupils will be housed in the Junior School Building and the Science Block which together boast first-class facilities. From ...read more →

Equipment List for Pupils

  Pupils from Year 3 upwards will need the following equipment: HB pencils for writing Eraser Pencil sharpener Selection of coloured pencils (10-15 maximum). Felt-tip pens or highlighters are not required. Ruler Protractor (180 degrees )and a Protractor (360 degrees) from Year 7 Compasses Glue stick Handwriting pen (blue ink) ...read more →

Staff Induction

After yesterday’s fun and games, day three of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi’s staff induction saw the Headmasters of the Abu Dhabi and UK schools along with their Senior Management Team running an extensive inset covering curriculum, assessment, policies and child protection.  This comprehensive staff induction will continue through the next couple ...read more →


Cranleigh UK is currently celebrating record-breaking A level results with over 50 per cent of pupils achieving A-A* grades, and an overall pass rate of almost 100 per cent. Despite significant changes in education policy, and recent national warnings from examination boards on potentially volatile results, the School has maintained ...read more →

Staff day at the Monte Carlo Beach Club

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi’s teaching staff arrived on the weekend in preparation for three weeks of induction.  Day two of the induction involved a surprise trip the the Monte Carlo Beach Club, one of Saadiyat’s most spectacular settings.  After a few team building games the staff were able to relax and ...read more →

Inaugural Meeting of the Board

The inaugural meeting of the Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Board of Trustees will be taking place today.  The Board consists of nine impressive and dedicated industry leaders representing TDIC,  Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, New York University, The Royal Group, Cranleigh UK and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. To read more about our Board ...read more →

IT Manager visits Cranleigh UK

John Carney, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi’s IT Manager, visited Cranleigh UK last week to meet Director of IT Dave Futcher and the rest of the UK team.  The UK-based team have been, and continue to be instrumental to the success of this project; from the initial design of this website and ...read more →