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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 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.

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 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 because operators have been employing cost-cutting measures. Schools also employ catering and cleaning staff. Wages are estimated to account for 56.3% of revenue in 2014-15.

Capital expenses, by comparison, are small, representing 8% of industry revenue. They mainly relate to teaching aids, kitchen equipment and safety equipment... 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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