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 Locations Chapter
The low level of industry concentration means that primary schools are distributed in a similar pattern to the population. State primary education services are provided by the devolved governments of the United Kingdom and administered by local authorities. The location of schools is influenced by the population of school-age children in any given area, which is itself influenced by demographics.
Government statistics show that a high proportion of primary schools are clustered in the South East, which is unsurprising given that the region is home to over 13% of the population. The North West, London and Scotland are also large regions in terms of establishments... purchase to read more