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Happy Holidays

As the school geared up to the end of the Term 1, the festive spirit was palpable. We had seasonal singing in the mornings and the traditional House competitions – Battle of the Bands in the Senior School and Hip House Holler in the Prep School – were more energetic ...read more →

UCAS Applications Submitted!

A monumental moment for our Sixth Formers and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Sixth Form as final UCAS applications have been submitted in the last few days. Additionally, we have students applying to Common App, OUAC and various universities across Europe. We wish them every success as they plan the next steps ...read more →

Shortlisted for Two International School Awards

We are so happy to have been shortlisted for two further accolades, this time in the International School Awards 2019. The categories are firstly, “International Impact,” for our Water in the Desert opera. Other shortlisted schools in this category are: The British School in Tokyo, Japan; Green Land School, Egypt, ...read more →

Bronze International Award

Over the weekend 32 intrepid Year 10 explorers successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Bronze practice expedition ably supported by six of the school staff. The students had to navigate through the amazing landscapes and mountain areas of Ras Al Khaimah, cook for themselves on Trangias and set ...read more →

U12A Netball Champions

A fantastic sporting end of term continues, with an outstanding performance by the U12A netball team who have been crowned champions of the Abu Dhabi International School Sports Association (ADISSA) tournament! Four straight wins saw them go to the top of the leader board and walk away with gold. They ...read more →

U14 Cricketers Impress Old Cranleighan

What a fantastic end to the season for our U14 Cricket team who won the ADISSA tournament after a hard fought victory in the final against a very strong BSAK team. The win was made made all the more special as current England Cricketer and Old Cranleighan Olli Pope visited the school, ...read more →

EPQ Pilot Projects

Year 12 students have been presenting their EPQ Pilot Projects. Their presentations gave them the opportunity to share initial project ideas with teachers and peers, and to fine tune their research questions before starting the independent phase. Topics this year include making a short film, exploring different ethnicities living in ...read more →

U14 Netball Champions in the News!

Gulf Youth Sport interviewed our U14 Netball Captain, Harriet Norman, following the team’s end of season ADISSA Tournament win. The article reads: “Cranleigh U14 A girls netball team’s victory at last weeks ADISSA tournament was “unbelievable”, according to captain Harriet Norman. Cranleigh defeated every side in the competition – including ...read more →

A Big Band Morning Welcome

What a wonderful way to the start the day, with the Big Band serenading pupils and parents as they arrived to school. We are very proud of all our bands who practice at 7:00am every week. A special thank you to the Music Department for all the dedication, hard work ...read more →

Progress for U14 Footballers

Our U14 boys footballers were very competitive throughout their end of season tournament with one win, two draws and a narrow defeat, just losing out on a second place position in the group stage to a deflected goal. The highlight was a top performance against Al Yasmina where they gained ...read more →