Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.200 | Mar 2015

School work: Revenue is expected to increase as the government prioritises education

IBISWorld’s Primary Education market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Primary Education industry consists of almost 20,000 schools throughout the United Kingdom. Approximately 93% of primary school pupils attend state funded schools and academies, with the remaining enrolled at independent schools. Education funding is fairly safeguarded from external economic shocks and, although the recession dampened growth in education funding, no radical changes to primary education budgets have been made. This has aided the Primary Education industry by creating a relatively stable operating environment.

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 Investment Chapter

The Primary Education industry has a moderate 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 because pupils must be supervised at all times. The proportion of part-time staff has increased over the past five years as part of a government attempt to increase academic quality in primary schools and increase support in classrooms. Wages are estimated to account for 53.8% of revenue in 2014-15.

Capital expenses, by comparison, are small, representing 8.5% of industry revenue... 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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