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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 | Aug 2014

Back to school: The industry is adapting to recent legislative and funding changes

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£32bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
537,508
Businesses
19,682
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.

Significant regions

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

 


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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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