Cognita Schools

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Cognita is a worldwide group of 67 schools in Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia. We employ some 4,800 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 30,000 pupils. We value and respect the individuality of our schools, each one retaining its own unique ethos, with curricula and programmes tailored to the needs of the parents and children it serves. Wherever you visit a Cognita school, be that in Brazil, Chile, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam or the United Kingdom, you will find empowered school leaders, committed teachers and pupils who are enthusiastic learners.
TypePrivate
Founded2004
HQMilton Keynes, GB
Websitecognita.com

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)590
Revenue (FY, 2018)£138.9 M(+5%)

Key People/Management at Cognita Schools

Chris Jansen

Chris Jansen

Group Chief Executive Officer
Michael Uzielli

Michael Uzielli

Group Chief Financial Officer
Simon Camby

Simon Camby

Group Education Director
Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Group Strategy Director
Jayne Pinchbeck

Jayne Pinchbeck

Group Legal Director
Luiza Sassi

Luiza Sassi

Director of Education, Brazil
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Cognita Schools Office Locations

Cognita Schools has offices in Milton Keynes, London, Providencia and Barcelona
Milton Keynes, GB (HQ)
Opal Dr
London, GB
3rd floor, 41-42 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia
Providencia, CL
Marchant Pereira 10
Barcelona, ES
Plaça del Dr. Letamendi, 1, 2, 4th floor
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Cognita Schools Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2004
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Cognita Schools Revenue

Cognita Schools's revenue was reported to be £138.93 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

138.9m

Net income (FY, 2018)

(2.0m)

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

14.6m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

(1.9m)

Cash (31-Aug-2018)

8.6m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

7.6m9.4m13.0m16.1m25.1m29.1m15.6m33.1m26.1m17.3m14.7m57.0m90.3m101.1m102.1m107.2m112.4m117.7m123.5m131.5m136.6m132.9m138.9m

Revenue growth, %

6%4%

Operating expense total

6.4m7.8m10.8m13.6m22.2m25.9m12.8m27.7m21.6m16.2m14.8m40.3m79.5m89.5m135.6m134.5m129.9m140.8m

EBITDA

19.7m17.3m19.3m6.8m12.4m13.9m14.6m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

2.0k3.0k3.0k1.4m1.4m2.1m4.1m7.2m2.7m402.0k1.0m13.5m15.5m13.4m6.5m5.0m4.0m10.6m14.8m12.8m5.8m5.3m8.6m

Accounts Receivable

1.5m1.7m1.9m2.5m3.1m3.4m494.0k558.0k301.0k2.6m14.7m21.2m22.9m28.2m28.7m28.0m28.7m29.3m29.6m29.8m30.6m28.2m33.3m

Inventories

13.0k11.0k12.0k10.0k11.0k11.0k11.0k11.0k4.0k43.0k41.0k285.0k200.0k145.0k195.0k272.0k288.0k301.0k162.0k55.0k160.0k238.0k235.0k

Current Assets

2.5m2.9m3.6m4.6m5.4m10.9m10.8m12.4m22.7m4.2m18.5m38.7m42.6m45.9m38.2m36.1m36.1m42.9m46.9m44.7m38.5m40.9m50.9m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

803.0k964.0k1.3m1.6m2.4m1.8m2.1m3.7m3.2m1.5m179.0k17.3m11.9m12.9m9.7m9.2m2.1m7.2m3.9m(3.6m)3.0m3.8m(2.0m)

Dividends Paid

240.0k1.0m17.0m3.7m16.4m22.4m

Income Taxes Paid

(111.0k)
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

346.5k

Financial Leverage

3.6 x
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Cognita Schools Online and Social Media Presence

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Cognita announces its fourth school in Brazil

We are delighted to announce that Centro Educacional Pingo de Gente & Laviniense has joined the Cognita family. Located in... The post Cognita announces its fourth school in Brazil appeared first on Cognita School.

Introducing Cognita Codes

Last week, some 30 Cognita schools from eight countries came together to celebrate all things coding and computer science. The... The post Introducing Cognita Codes appeared first on Cognita School.

CHIREC International School joins Cognita family

CHIREC International, the school that pioneered holistic education in Hyderabad, India, has entered into a partnership in which CHIREC will... The post CHIREC International School joins Cognita family appeared first on Cognita School.

Top showing for Cognita in UK school awards

Congratulations to the Cognita schools in the UK who celebrated a highly successful evening at The Independent Schools Association (ISA)... The post Top showing for Cognita in UK school awards appeared first on Cognita School.

Cognita’s UK technology refresh sets teachers free

Cognita has invested £7.3 million in upgrading the technology across 36 of its UK schools, using new equipment to support... The post Cognita’s UK technology refresh sets teachers free appeared first on Cognita School.

PlayPen broadens horizons by opening high school in 2020

Next year, PlayPen Bilingual Education in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will open its doors to students aged 14-18 for the very... The post PlayPen broadens horizons by opening high school in 2020 appeared first on Cognita School.
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Cognita Schools Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cognita Schools founded?

    Cognita Schools was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Cognita Schools key executives?

    Cognita Schools's key executives are Chris Jansen, Michael Uzielli and Simon Camby.

  • How many employees does Cognita Schools have?

    Cognita Schools has 590 employees.

  • What is Cognita Schools revenue?

    Latest Cognita Schools annual revenue is £138.9 m.

  • What is Cognita Schools revenue per employee?

    Latest Cognita Schools revenue per employee is £235.5 k.

  • Who are Cognita Schools competitors?

    Competitors of Cognita Schools include Galileo Learning, Busy Bees and Maplebear.

  • Where is Cognita Schools headquarters?

    Cognita Schools headquarters is located at Opal Dr, Milton Keynes.

  • Where are Cognita Schools offices?

    Cognita Schools has offices in Milton Keynes, London, Providencia and Barcelona.

  • How many offices does Cognita Schools have?

    Cognita Schools has 6 offices.