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Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.200 | Aug 2014

Back to school: The industry is adapting to recent legislative and funding changes

IBISWorld’s Primary Education market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£32bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
537,508
Businesses
19,682
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Primary Education industry teaches almost 5 million students across the United Kingdom. The industry does cover independent schools, but 93% of primary school pupils attend state-funded schools, including academies and free schools. Independent schools enrol the remaining 300,000 pupils. Primary schools have largely been spared from the spending cuts announced by the government in late 2010. Funding has risen throughout the five years from 2009-10 in nominal terms. However, this translated into minor decreases in real revenue over the three years though 2012-13.

The government has converted a number of local authority-maintained primary schools into academies, which are centrally funded... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration and no single player accounts for more than 1% of revenue. Primary schools are designed to serve local communities by providing education for all children aged between four and 11. There are over 19,000 primary schools spread across the United Kingdom, roughly in line with the population distribution. The number of schools in any area is limited by the size of the resident school-age population and there are limited benefits available to larger schools. Small and medium-size schools are believed to deliver a better education because they can create a community atmosphere and students tend to have better access to their teachers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Primary Education Industry?

Operators in the industry provide education and academic courses for children aged between four and 11. Primary schools cover the foundation stage and Key Stages one and two, which provide students with an elementary understanding of core subjects. Most primary schools are publicly funded and do not charge tuition, but the industry does include privately funded independent schools.

Industry Products
Maintained schoolsAcademiesIndependent schoolsSpecial schools
 
Industry Activities
Operating primary schools


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