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 Analysis Chapter
The United Kingdom has almost 20,000 primary schools that enrol approximately 5 million children. Publicly funded state schools, free schools and academies enrol approximately 93% of primary school students, so industry revenue is mostly derived from government funding. Government funding is generally tied to the number of school enrolments, which strongly correlates with the school-age population. The other 7% of primary school students are enrolled in privately funded independent schools. These schools get most of their revenue from tuition fees and donations, so their financial situations are more susceptible to changing economic factors such as movements in household disposable income... purchase to read more