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Year 5s learn about The Stone Age

The Year 5s have been exploring the three different eras of The Stone Age and used their skills in transferring information onto a “stone wall canvas”. With limited resources, they created incredible stories just as the people from that time period would have done. Year 5 parents will have the ...read more →

A Sporting Week

It has been a very busy week home and away with cricket, football, touch rugby and netball fixtures. All the teams from our U9s to the 1st Team have performed admirably with some great games and results against Al Bateen Academy, Brighton College Abu Dhabi, The Pearl Academy, Cambridge International ...read more →

SMART Exemplary School

We are proud to have been recognised as the first SMART Exemplary School in Abu Dhabi – one of only fourteen schools worldwide to receive this accolade. SMART Technologies is an international organisation that specialises in the manufacture of interactive boards and screens, projectors and classroom interactive software. These all assist ...read more →

Parents Learn About Phonics

Parents of children in FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 had the opportunity to attend a phonics workshop this week. It was a fun, interactive session that gave parents an insight into how we teach phonics at Cranleigh. Following an introductory talk about teaching techniques, the importance of the approach ...read more →

Chocolate Brownie Cake Wins this Year’s First House Bake Off

The first Inter-House Bake Off of the year was hugely impressive. Competitors really showed of their culinary skills, producing some spectacular entries including carrot cake, lemon cake, chocolate brownie cake and baked cheesecake. All the dessert creations not only looked good but tasted delicious too. Pupils only had one hour ...read more →

Inspirational Music

The Cranleigh community enjoyed an evening of beautiful music this week, performed by our instrumental specialists who had chosen pieces by Beethoven, Massenet, Ernesto and Jobin. It is no surprise that the number of students taking instrumental lessons continues to rise when you consider the inspirational role models they are ...read more →

Scrummy Day in Year 2

Children in Year 2 enjoyed Scrummy Day as part of this term’s topic ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’. On the menu they enjoyed decorating biscuits, making art work good enough to eat using fruit and vegetables to print and played games to improve their understanding of healthy eating. They had lots of fun whilst ...read more →

Buddy Power

The Prep School has launched a new buddy system. Pupils from Year 7 and 8 have been visiting younger Prep School pupils from Year 3 and 5 in the mornings, to offer support, a friendly word or help with their work. It is a pleasure to see the older children ...read more →

Week 2 of Opera Rehearsals

We are into the second week of rehearsals for our opera, Water in the Desert: A Zayed Legacy. Both core and dance companies are really starting to get a feel for the libretto and choreography. Energy levels and enthusiasm have been high in the sessions, and there have been lots ...read more →

Opera Rehearsals Commence

Our Water In The Desert: A Zayed Legacy opera project has officially started its rehearsal schedule! Following on from the devising stage which took place in June, the core, dance and design companies had their first rehearsal this week. This included an introduction to the final storyline, design concepts and ...read more →