in 2004

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, Middle East and India and North America.



A multicultural family
with exciting international
career opportunities.



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.

A Cognita education

Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools, spanning sixteen 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 100 schools in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and Asia, we employ 15,000 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 80,000 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.

Our Cognita Schools

Discover what makes Cognita schools distinctive in the words of our students and staff around the world .

Culture of care

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.

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