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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 →

47th National Day Celebrations

National Day is always very special day for everyone, one of the highlights of our year here at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. Our celebration of the 47th anniversary of the UAE was no exception and if anything, even more special than any of our events so far. We started with a ...read more →

Robin Hood, Year 4

Congratulations to our Year 4 pupils who put on a fantastic end of term performance of Robin Hood. As these pictures illustrate, yet again the Performing Arts Departments produced an exceptional piece with a stunning set, amazing costumes and a young cast that was thoroughly engaged and in character throughout.  ...read more →

Commemoration Day

It was a serious and thoughtful morning here at Cranleigh, as the whole school took part in our Commemoration Day ceremony. The UAE flag was lowered at 8am by Year 10 student, Sultan. Shortly before 11.30am, all pupils and staff gathered to recognise and remember the sacrifices of Emirati nationals who ...read more →

It’s Tournament Season!

It’s ADISSA tournament season in Abu Dhabi and as always, our teams have been competing with spirit and enthusiasm – as well as commendable sportsmanlike behaviour. Our U11 Touch Rugby teams have performed superbly all term. In their end of season tournament at Zayed Sports City, the A team came ...read more →

The Grand Souk

This year’s Grand Souk was a great success as parents were transported back to a bygone era, where they enjoyed the hustle and bustle of an ancient market place. Year 6 pupils worked incredibly hard making perfume, writing and designing their own ‘House of Wisdom’ books on Islamic scholars, creating ...read more →

So, How Does a PC Work?

Year 10 GCSE Computer Studies pupils have been disassembling and reassembling old computers to get a better understanding of how they work. A big thank you to our teachers and the team in our IT Department who provided their expertise and knowledge to make it a very valuable lesson.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic in FS1

In what has become another wonderful Cranleigh Abu Dhabi tradition, FS1 children thoroughly enjoyed their “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” on the field. Their current topic of Bears has involved learning about real bears in the wild, as well as thinking about how important our teddies are to us. The children have ...read more →

The Importance of the Ghaf Tree

Following on from the cross-curricular element of the ‘Water in the Desert – A Zayed Legacy’ opera project, we were very happy to welcome back Goumbook who run the ‘Give a Ghaf’ a tree planting initiative which aims to raise awareness of the importance of the national tree of the ...read more →