Cranleigh is a boarding a day school following the British Curriculum from FS to Year 13. Cranleigh is located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi and opened its doors from September 2014. The school integrates the British education with a flavor of Abu Dhabi, Emirati culture and the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

Cranleigh fosters children to be independent, thoughtful, well-rounded and confident about their ability to question, analyze and express opinions. The curriculum not only gives its students exceptionally good examination results, but it also encourages pupils to learn in order to prepare them for the future broader world. The school strives to balance the academic disciplines with the richness of extra-curricular activities.

Assemblies, house events, extra-curricular activities and wellbeing days form an integral part of Cranleigh Curriculum. Music, Drama, Dance, Art, and Design combine to form an important and integral part of school life. Music is an important and integral part of Cranleigh school life, as is drama, dance, art, and design. In every term, regular formal and informal concerts, presentations and events are included in the school calendar. Cranleigh Abu Dhabi works closely with Cranleigh UK and conducts bi-annual music exchanges, where children from both schools work together to celebrate and develop their musical skills in workshops and performances. Louvre Abu Dhabi, NYUAD’s Arts Center and the Manarat Al Saadiyat culture and arts center are all within minutes of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, and hence the students benefit from arts and performance opportunities.

Students since the early years, participate in small studio productions, drama, and plays. Cranleigh strives for all-around excellence of students.

All Cranleigh students are encouraged to participate in sports programs. Sports facilities at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi include an Indoor Sports Complex comprising of a large sports hall, with 2 basketball courts and a dance studio, two shaded swimming pools (25m competition and 10m beginner), two grass pitches, two junior school netball/tennis courts and three senior school netball/tennis courts.

The Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior students are provided with a wide range of co-curricular activities that include recreational and competitive sports program, music program, individual instrumental lessons, ensembles, concerts, choirs, Drama productions and performances, Educational day Trips and Visits, International Excursions, House Events and Competitions and lot more.

Cranleigh appreciates the heritage and culture of the UAE and promotes students personal development and learning skills. The stimulating and challenging academic program helps develop a life-long love of learning in children. The Cranleigh atmosphere is always full of life and fun.

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Grade Fees
FS1 65,000
FS2 65,000
Year1 65,000
Year2 75,000
Year3 75,000
Year4 75,000
Year5 80,000
Year6 80,000
Year7 80,000
Year8 80,000
Year9 80,000
Year10 96,333
Year11 96,333
Year12 96,333
Year13 96,333

Complete the online Application form through the website. All children will be invited to sit an evaluation – either at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi or in your current school if you are still resident overseas or in another Emirate. As soon as the registration is complete, a member of Cranleigh team will be in touch regarding next steps. 


Days Hours

Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Monday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Cooking Club
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Karate
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Parkour
  • Photography
  • Rugby
  • School Trips
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Throw Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

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