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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are high barriers to entering this industry, largely because there is so much government regulation of schools. Most UK pupils attend maintained schools, which are controlled by the governments of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The decision to establish a new school is based on factors such as population growth, age demographics and existing school facilities.

Regulation applies not only to maintained schools but to privately funded independent schools as well. Complying with government requirements and regulations involves ongoing administrative costs, which may prove a deterrent to new entrants. Land requirements are another barrier that can prevent the establishment of new schools, especially in highly populated areas... 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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