Cognita established its first school from inception in 2009, Stamford American International School in Singapore.
Also in this year, a group of three international schools were purchased in Thailand.
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Cognita paid the trust £535,000 as a surrender sum and 10 years rent in advance of £270,000 and the school continues to operate with an operating surplus.
In June 2013, Cognita expanded its network of Latin American schools through a partnership with Desarrollos Educacionales (DDEE), a Chilean private schools group operating nine national curriculum day schools under the Pumahue and Manquecura brands.
In 2012 Cognita's former director of education, Geraint Jones, was quoted as saying "13 weeks’ paid holiday is enough compensation for hard work during term time" and that "teachers have a duty to go beyond their classroom duties", indicating that putting up wall displays, collecting dinner money, performing lunch duties and providing cover are vital tasks of the teaching job and should not be delegated to assistants.
According to the filing, net income was .5 million, compared to .0 million in the prior year period.
Cognita was founded by the late Chris Woodhead, previously Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England.
From 2000 to 2007, Mr Jansen worked for British Airways PLC, where he held a number of general management roles including responsibility for Concorde, global head of the Executive Club and Managing Director of Airmiles. Jansen worked for Procter & Gamble for seven years from 1993, having joined on the graduate programme.
Cognita's Chairman is Ralph Kugler, who has over 30 years' experience of general management and brand marketing and of regional management in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
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In 2012 Judge Robert Reid QC ruled that the Cognita-owned Milbourne Lodge in Esher, Surrey, had acted unfairly in removing two children, aged eight and six, without warning after the children's parents criticized the school's parents’ association, the Friends of Milbourne Lodge, for lack of transparency in its fundraising and spending.