Cognita is a worldwide group of 67 schools in Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia, employing some 4,600 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 30,000 pupils. Cognita states that it values and respects the individuality of its schools, each one retaining its own unique ethos, with curricula and programmes tailored to the needs of the parents and children it serves. Cognita’s values of excellence, collaboration, respect, integrity, accountability underpin the group’s vision of enriching pupils’ lives and helping them to achieve their potential.

The School Inspection Service inspects all Cognita’s schools in England with the exception of those few whose headteachers are members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC). Our inspections are conducted in accordance with Section 109(1) and (2) of the Education and Skills Act 2008 and follow the inspection framework agreed by SIS and the Department for Education (DfE).