Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Primary Education industry provides educational services to over 4.0 million students across the United Kingdom. The majority of primary schools are publicly funded and do not charge tuition. However, the industry also includes privately funded independent schools and a growing number of centrally funded academies and free schools. Primary school services are largely state provided and 95.0% of primary school pupils attend maintained schools run by local authorities or academies and free schools. Independent schools enrol the remaining 150,000 pupils... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Primary Education industry has a low level of capital intensity as the main expense for schools is wages. Primary schools employ full-time qualified teachers and support staff such as teaching assistants, special needs support staff, secretaries, bursars and technicians. Schools require a particularly high level of labour as students need supervision and teacher direction at all times. Support staff members are hired when needed, however the proportion of part-time staff has increased over the past five years as operators are beginning to employ cost-cutting efficiencies. Schools also employ catering and cleaning staff. Wages are estimated to account for 61.5% of revenue in 2013-14.
Capital expenses, by comparison are small, representing 8.5% of industry revenue... purchase to read more