ELIS Murcia was privileged to host a distinguished delegation from the Cognita Europe Executive Leadership Team on March 5th and 6th, marking a significant moment in our school’s journey of excellence. This exclusive visit, a testament to our ongoing commitment to educational innovation and holistic development, provided a platform for meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas.

Led by Mr. Michael Drake, CEO Europe, the delegation included:

  • Mr. Michael Drake, CEO Europe
  • Mr. Ollie Williams, CFO Europe
  • Ms. Emily Lofting-Kisakye, Head HR Europe
  • Mr. Germà Rigau, MD Spain & Italy
  • Mr. James Carroll, GM Pod 2 UK
  • Mr. Brendan Pavey, Executive Head Northbridge House
  • Mr. Nigel Miller, Active Learning Group


Throughout their two-day itinerary, our guests actively participated in a diverse array of sessions and presentations meticulously designed to reflect the ethos of our school’s annual School Improvement Plan (SIP).

From experiencing the integration of outdoor learning environments to delving into the nuances of “Talk for Writing,” each session underscored ELIS Murcia’s unwavering commitment to fostering academic excellence, nurturing global citizenship and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Furthermore, the visit served as a platform for showcasing our school’s accomplishments, including being accredited by the prestigious Council of International Schools (CIS) and receiving the esteemed Cognita Europe School of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

As we bid farewell to our visitors, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for their invaluable contribution to our school community. Their presence and insights have not only enriched our educational landscape but also reaffirmed our collective commitment to empowering students to excel academically, socially and personally.

In the spirit of collaboration and shared learning, we eagerly anticipate leveraging the lessons learned from this visit to further elevate the standards of education and excellence at ELIS Murcia.

Together, let us continue to inspire, innovate and elevate the future of education, helping our students thrive in a rapidly evolving world.