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Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.200 | Aug 2014

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

The Primary Education market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 - 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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