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First boarding school on Saadiyat Island to open in September

The first school on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island and the first boarding school in the emirate, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, is on track to open its doors to pupils in September, The National has reported. Three main buildings – the junior school, science building and sports centre, including a multiple-purpose gymnasium, a 25-metre swimming pool and a 10-metre junior pool – are nearing completion on the campus and are on schedule for the autumn opening, said Brendan Law, Cranleigh’s headmaster. The senior school and a 650-seat auditorium are expected to open in January, marking the completion of phase one of building plan. Phase two, due to open in 2017, will add AstroTurf and tennis courts, a three-storey arts and technology centre, and full boarding facilities at the seven-hectare grounds.