Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

Location: United Arab Emirates
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

About Cranleigh Abu Dhabi  

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi seeks to provide a truly transforming experience in which intellectual, artistic, sporting, spiritual and social development is at the heart. 

Based on the community and family-oriented ethos of Cranleigh School, one of England’s leading independent schools founded in 1865, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi was opened on Saadiyat Island in September 2014. 

Now in our fifth year with a pupil population of over 1,300 spanning FS1 to Year 13, we are proud to have received a number of awards and this year, have been shortlisted for International School of the Year in the TES Independent Schools Awards 2019. 

Our educational philosophy centres on a desire to bring out the unique talents of each child, recognising and nurturing the innate ability in every individual. Through our supportive family atmosphere, we aim to produce grounded young men and women capable of tackling life’s challenges with confidence, determination and courage. 

Teaching and learning at Cranleigh is innovative. The academic team is expected to be energetic and engaging, able to introduce fresh creative ideas into every lesson. A particular strength in this area was highlighted in our 2016/17 Inspection Report which states: “The school’s promotion of innovation skills is very effective and is an example of best practice.” said: “It is impossible not to appreciate the courage of its approach and its vision to deliver the absolute best possible education for all its students. …it does this with an open door to the outside world that floods into the classroom, and enables children to explore their interest unconstrained by exam metrics and the curriculum.”

Our focus on innovation is clearly evidenced in our Sixth Form Programme. Sixth Formers at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi are taught using both traditional and Harkness style methods, and study the Extended Project Qualification alongside A Levels. Creative opportunities for leadership development, career planning and work experience ensure students gain the insight, confidence and skills required to support their university applications, and ultimately their future lives in the workplace. 

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi sits at the entrance to Saadiyat’s emerging Cultural District in keeping with the school’s motto, ‘Ex Cultu Robur’ – ‘From Culture Comes Strength’. Built over seven hectares, we have a beautiful, bespoke campus situated within minutes of New York University Abu Dhabi and the magnificent Saadiyat Beach, as well as the extraordinary Louvre Abu Dhabi.

In addition to the broad academic curriculum, our daily routine offers a wealth of opportunities that allow pupils to explore their full range of talents in fine arts, performing arts, music, sport and other activities such as gymnastics, golf, horse riding and debating to name but a few. Check out our Facebook page to get an even better idea of day-today life at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. 

We are looking for first class teachers to join our vibrant team and work with us in our pursuit of excellence.  Attractive packages will reflect the professionalism of our staff and the value we place on them.

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Address: Cranleigh School Access Road, Saadiyat Island, PO BOX 126888, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 4970000
Positions available at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi