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Middle East Touch Festival

Cranleigh teams thoroughly enjoyed competing in the Middle East Touch Festival at Zayed Sports City last weekend. All our teams relished the opportunity and performed admirably: U9 Mixed Touch Rugby – 3rd place U11 Girls – 2nd place U11 Boys – 3rd place U13 Girls – 2nd place

Dracula Spectacula

The staff and pupils involved in this year’s school musical – Dracula Spectacula – are getting very excited as the show date approaches. Rehearsals are going well, costumes and set design are on schedule and seats are starting to book up! For anyone in Abu Dhabi, the performances are on ...read more →

Year 5 & 6 Debating

This week saw the first in a series of Prep School House Debating competitions taking place this term. The success of this inaugural event lay with Year 5 and 6 and they certainly did not disappoint, starting proceedings in great style and setting a high benchmark for the rest of ...read more →

U16 Cricketers Runners up in ADDISSA Tournament

Congratulations to our U16 cricketers who were runners up in the Abu Dhabi International Schools Sports Association (ADISSA) U16s Sixes Cricket Tournament. The Tournament included Cranleigh, Gems Cambridge, BSAK and BCAD. In the final, BSAK beat Cranleigh by two wickets. Well done BSAK Cricket!

Shortlisted for Two Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories of Education Journal Middle East’s Awards 2017. The categories are: Innovative Teacher of the Year and Drama/Arts Program of the Year. There were more than 200 entries from all over the Emirates for this inaugural set of awards and the ...read more →

Term 2 in Pictures

Each term at Cranleigh is busy and active and Term 2 has been no exception. Our educational philosophy hinges on the belief that children need to gain much more than academic grades in order to become the leaders of tomorrow. In order to help them develop so-called ‘life skills’, such as adaptability, leadership ...read more →

History Bee Champions

At what battle did the US sink 4 Japanese aircraft carriers in 1942? Which Scandinavian country’s flag, known as the dannebrog, is the oldest national flag? Whose nicknames included ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘The Milk Snatcher’? These were just three of the many questions encountered by our pupils at the ...read more →

Moral Education Programme

Headmaster, Brendan Law, presenting at The Principals Symposium in Dubai. The main focus of the event was the Government’s new Moral Education Programme for which Cranleigh is a pilot school. As a keynote speaker, Mr Law was invited to share his and our team’s views and feedback on the new ...read more →

Shakespeare Shorts

As part of our celebration of World Book Day, Shakespeare Shorts and the English Department Drama after school clubs presented an abridged production of Hamlet in the Senior School Atrium – this provided an effective backdrop with the stairs doubling as “battlements and ramparts”. Year 4 to 7 pupils had ...read more →

Beautiful World Opera Documentary

Following the incredible success of our Beautiful World project at the end of last term which saw our pupils create an original opera, from scratch, in less than five days, we are delighted to be able to share the documentary film. The full story behind the opera is on the ...read more →