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Sporting Update

In another very competitive week of sport at Cranleigh we had 16 fixtures and two swimming galas, with over 200 pupils involved in teams and squads. There have been some incredibly close games including our U14A Netball team who won 15-14 against a very good British School Al Khubairat team ...read more →

Fiesta Nacional de España

Today, October 11th, is Fiesta Nacional de España! To celebrate, the Modern Foreign Languages Department put on a feast with delicious paella and churros in the Senior School at lunchtime. The pupils practiced their language skills by ordering in Spanish. Thank you to the Senior School pupils who helped out, ...read more →

Pre-Prep Superheroes

One of the  highlights of the year for our youngest pupils in the Pre-Prep School is Superhero Day and Year 1 children certainly entered into the spirit again this year! They used their super powers for a range of activities including biscuit decorating, following clues to complete a treasure hunt ...read more →

Being Yourself: Lessons in Moral Education

This week as part of the moral education programme, separate sessions were held for our Year 7 boys and girls. They discussed powerful topics including the importance of being yourself, the changes that happen as you grow, and personal identity. The UAE is committed to building a system that nourishes ...read more →

Time to Drop Eggs in FS1!

The FS1 children have been working very hard this weekend with their parents to find the best way to protect their eggs and help them survive the Great Humpty Egg Drop. This annual event starts with circle time and the children get to showcase their wonderful creations to their classmates ...read more →

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 →