Cognita Acquires Ranches Primary School

Cognita, the leading international school group, has extended its reach in the Dubai school scene with the acquisition of Ranches Primary School (RPS). The announcement was made in a letter that was sent to parents at RPS yesterday afternoon. 
Cognita Acquires Ranches Primary School
By James Mullan
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The acquisition by Cognita of Ranches Primary School follows that of Horizon English School (HES) in February of this year and brings to three the number of schools the group currently has in the UAE.  Cognita partnered with Royal Grammar School Guildford (RGS) on its recent successful launch into the Dubai premium school market.   

In the letter to parents which is jointly signed by RPS directors Aahan and Amay Bhojani as well as Cognita’s Middle East Managing Director David Baldwin, they say: “There will be no change to the day-to-day life, management, or strategy of the school, and no changes to the terms and conditions of RPS staff or tuition fees.”

The addition of RPS to the rapidly developing portfolio of schools that Cognita is developing in the UAE positions the education group well in the emirates. The school is in a developed community on Arabian Ranches 2 in the heart of the rapidly developing Al Qudra corridor. 

The school has 551 pupils according to the latest data, and under the launch leadership of Samantha Steed established itself quickly within the Dubai school community. 

The current Principal is Julian Pederick and the school is rated ‘Very Good’ by Dubai's education regulator, the KHDA

Cognita is the largest international school group with 85 schools in 11 countries. The company’s Managing Director in the Middle East David Baldwin has more than 10 years’ experience working in Dubai and is a former Principal of Horizon English School. He was previously responsible for supporting Cognita’s 40 plus schools in the UK as Director of Education.

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