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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 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.

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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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

Approximately 5 million children are enrolled in approximately 20,000 primary schools across the United Kingdom. Because publicly funded state schools, free schools and academies enrol approximately 93% of primary school students, industry revenue is mostly derived from government funding. Government funding is generally tied to the number of school enrolments, which strongly correlates with the school-age population. Funding is either distributed directly to establishments, or via Local Education Authorities (LEAs). The other 7% of primary school students are enrolled in privately funded independent schools. The.. 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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