Last year, we were thrilled to celebrate the outstanding achievement of our sister school ELIS Murcia, which was awarded the prestigious title of ‘School of the Year’ at the Cognita European Leadership Summit. This recognition was a remarkable testament to their commitment to excellence and dedication to providing the highest quality education and wellbeing for their students and staff.

We are delighted to announce that this year ELIS Murcia has once again been honoured with the title of ‘Best School of the Year 2023’ in the Large School category, marking their second consecutive win. Additionally, Vanessa Grimward, Executive Principal for both ELIS Murcia and ELIS Villamartín, has received the prestigious Leadership Award, underscoring her outstanding contributions to our educational community.

ELIS Villamartín has also achieved notable success this year, receiving two prestigious awards in the Large School category: ‘Holistic Education’ and ‘Most Loved by Parents.’ The ‘Holistic Education’ award recognizes the commitment of our school to providing a comprehensive education that transcends academic excellence, emphasizing the wellbeing of students and a holistic approach to their development. The ‘Most Loved by Parents’ award is presented to the school with the highest scores in the annual parent satisfaction survey, which comprehensively assesses feelings about various aspects of the school.

It is important to highlight that these achievements are not merely about receiving awards but reflect the dedication and hard work of the entire ELIS community at both schools, ensuring excellence in every aspect of education. Success is the result of combined efforts from students, parents and staff, as well as a shared commitment to safeguarding, health, safety and academic achievement.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our fellow Cognita schools in Spain, Italy and Switzerland, and York Prep School (New York city) as well, for their participation in this event. As we celebrate these accolades, it is important to emphasise that the Cognita Europe Leadership Summit revolves around two days of intensive academic and quality-focused activities, allowing us to work together in large groups and small teams with other Cognita schools, sharing our knowledge and innovations. It has been a fantastic opportunity for knowledge animation and collaboration.

We look forward to another year of continued growth, innovation and excellence in education as we strive to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and their families.

Thank you for being a part of our exceptional ELIS community!