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Primary Education in the UK: Market Research Report

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Primary Education Market Research Report | SIC P85.200 | Jun 2016

Class act: Modest growth is expected, supported by steady government funding

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Primary Education industry consists of almost 20,000 schools throughout the United Kingdom. Approximately 93% of primary school pupils attend state funded schools and academies, with the remaining 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 which had previously been maintained by local authorities into academies, which are centrally funded... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration and no single player accounts for more than 1% of revenue. The three largest primary education providers contribute collectively to 0.8% of industry revenue. Primary schools are designed to serve local communities by providing education for all children aged between four and 11. There are over 19,000 primary schools spread across the United Kingdom, roughly in line with the population distribution. The number of schools in any area is limited by the size of the resident school-age population and there are limited benefits available to larger schools. Small and medium-size schools are believed to deliver a better education because they can create a community atmosphere and students tend to have better access to their teachers... 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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