Our Responsibilities

Culture of care

Self-assured, resilient and empowered to succeed. These principles represent our ambition for every child in our Cognita community.

Our uncompromising culture of care ensures the safety and wellbeing of all children is at the heart of every Cognita school. This includes the security of our learning environments, the emotional wellbeing of our students, the rigorous vetting of our staff, and robust policies, procedures and training in child safeguarding.

Every Cognita school has a regular independent safeguarding review and we continually monitor and assess all of our schools to ensure we go above and beyond what is required by regulators.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)

In a rapidly evolving world, the future belongs to diverse and inclusive organisations. This is essential to us at Cognita, and as such, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is an integral part of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

We are a global community across five regions, encompassing over 94 different nationalities. What we gain from our diverse communities is immeasurable. Our people make Cognita the success it is today.

Our approach to DE&I includes strategic priorities that are supported by the following frameworks:
• Applying an evidence-based approach
• Inspiring by example in the most authentic way possible
• Maximising opportunities to attract, recruit, and retain diverse talent
• Embedding DE&I principles into school life with a global citizenship outlook

We have also set out global standards for how we can foster more inclusive environments through several equality and inclusion policies; ensuring we nurture a culture that minimises barriers and creates more moments for our students and colleagues to feel represented, listened to, and celebrated.

Whether you’ve worked with us for years or are just joining, you’re welcome at Cognita.


In line with UK statutory regulations, Cognita Schools Ltd has published its gender pay gap reports:

The year up to 31st March 2021 can be viewed here.
The year up to 31st March 2022 can be viewed here.
The year up to 31st March 2023 can be viewed here.

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