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Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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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.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Government funding has been relatively safeguarded, supporting revenue growth
  • Rising fees have supported an increase in the revenue generated by independent primary schools
  • Funding per pupil is unlikely to keep pace with inflation over the coming five-year period
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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 - 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 1.3% over the 10 years through 2021-22, compared with compound annual GDP growth of 2.3% 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. How.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Primary Education Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Primary Education Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public-sector funding for pre-tertiary education and Population aged 10 years and under in the Primary Education industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public-sector funding for pre-tertiary education
  • Population aged 10 years and under
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from child day-care centres
  • Current Performance
  • Government funding
  • Private schooling
  • Educational reforms
  • School structures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funding
  • Policy initiatives
  • Revised future
  • Table: Primary Education Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Primary Education Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Retailers
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Food-Service Contractors
  • General Building Cleaning
  • Paper Stationery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Community schools
  • Voluntary schools
  • Academies and free schools
  • Independent schools
  • Special schools
  • Foundation schools
  • Chart: Primary Education Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Five-year-olds
  • Four-year-olds
  • Six-year-olds
  • Seven-year-olds
  • Eight-year-olds
  • Nine-year-olds
  • 10-year-olds
  • 11-year-olds
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Primary Education Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Primary Education
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Primary Education Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Primary Education Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Primary Education Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Former students of an educational establishment.
  • Co-Educational School
  • A school in which both boys and girls are admitted to all classes.
  • Key Stage
  • A stage in the educational system. Key stages one and two apply to primary-level education.
  • Maintained School
  • A school financially supported by the state.

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