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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 | Dec 2016

Primary importance: Funding has been safeguarded from wider economic shocks

IBISWorld’s Primary Education market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Primary Education industry consists of approximately 20,000 schools throughout the United Kingdom. Approximately 93% of primary school pupils attend state-funded schools and academies, with the remainder enrolled at independent schools. Education funding is fairly well safeguarded from external economic shocks and no radical changes to primary education budgets have been made, despite recently fluctuating economic conditions. This has supported the Primary Education industry by creating a relatively stable operating environment.

The government has converted a number of primary schools that had previously been maintained by local authorities 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 primary school 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. It .. 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
Community schoolsVoluntary schoolsFoundation schoolsAcademies and free schoolsIndependent schoolsSpecial schools
Industry Activities
Operating primary schools

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