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Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.200 | Nov 2015

Making the grade: Public funding for operators is expected to remain relatively well safeguarded

IBISWorld’s Primary Education market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 well safeguarded from external economic shocks and despite a volatile economy in recent years 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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle, since it provides a well-accepted service and it is compulsory for children of primary school age to attend school. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.5% over the 10 years through 2020-21, compared with compound annual GDP growth of 2.1% over the same period. Demand for primary education is underpinned by demographic trends, and population projections suggest an increase in the number of primary school enrolments over the next five years.

The Primary Education industry receives a high level of public funding and this is unlikely to change significantly in the next five years... 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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