Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Learning to change: Government initiatives are altering the structure of the industry

IBISWorld’s Primary Education market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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


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What is the Primary Education Industry?

Operators in the industry provide education and academic courses for children aged between 4 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
Community schoolsVoluntary-aided schoolsVoluntary-controlled schoolsFoundation schoolsAcademy schoolsIndependent schoolsSpecial schools
Industry Activities
Operating primary schoolsOperating infant schoolsOperating junior schools

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