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