UAE school named among top 125 private schools in the world 

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the 125 best private schools internationally in the fourth annual Schools Index and is one of the top 15 Schools in the Middle East   

Abu Dhabi, Sept 29, 2023: An Abu Dhabi school has been named as one of the best private schools in the world as part of the fourth annual Schools Index released by Carfax Education. Cranleigh Abu Dhabi has been featured among the Top 15 Schools in the Middle East, and has also been ranked among the best 125 best private schools internationally in the index.  

Brighton College Abu Dhabi, British School of Muscat, British School Al Khubairat, Dubai College, Repton, Doha College, Kings Academy Jordan, St Christopher’s Bahrain, JESS, NLCS, Nord Anglia, Jumeriah College, Swiss International Dubai, and British International School Riyadh are the other schools featured among the Top 15 Schools in the Middle East in the index. 

As well as formal criteria, such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are selected for the index based their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how they prepare students for life beyond academia. 

Commenting on its top position, Tracy Crowder-Cloe, Principal, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi says, “The ranking reflects not only our commitment to academic excellence but also the dedication and hard work of our exceptional students, talented teaching team, and supportive community. This inclusion is a testament to our unwavering pursuit of global citizenship, empathy, integrity and character, which define the essence of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi.” 

Speaking about its position on the index, Scott Carnochan, Head Master, Brighton College Abu Dhabi says, “This recognition simply reinforces the excellence being demonstrated by our school community – teachers, students and parents. This strength of community, alongside our outstanding academic outcomes and the phenomenal teaching, care and guidance provided by our teachers, will undoubtedly have played a significant role in Brighton College Abu Dhabi being ranked as the second top school in the Middle East.”  

The schools index has been reviewed and selected by a panel of education experts, led by Carfax Education, with consultants on ground across the world.

Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education says, “This year’s guide has been comprehensively curated by international experts, with each school notably recognised for [for various criteria].”

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