Our first expansion beyond the UK
came in 2007, with schools in
Spain and Singapore.
In every corner of the world,
our schools help children achieve
their personal best.
In Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East.
A multicultural family
with exciting international
94 different nationalities,
all supporting and expanding
our global perspective.
Each of our schools is different,
reflecting the needs of the
local families they serve.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools, spanning thirteen different countries. We share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. With over 90 schools in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, we employ 15,000+ teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 60,000 students.
Our schools provide a uniquely global education that goes beyond grades to develop all-round academic excellence – building resilient minds and encouraging positive, international perspectives on a firm foundation of wellbeing.
Underpinning this is ‘The Cognita Way’ – six focal points we know to be present in the most successful schools: energised leadership, personalised learning, people growth, community, innovation and brilliant basics.
Discover what makes Cognita schools distinctive in the words of our students and staff around the world .
Self-assured, resilient and empowered to succeed. These principles represent our ambition for every child in the Cognita family. 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 an independently chaired safeguarding committee and we continually monitor and assess all of our schools to ensure we go above and beyond what is required by regulators.