from Eastern Daily Press, 25th February 2010
An article within the EDP newspaper about how Gresham’s – “one of Norfolk’s top public schools” has remained full despite the recession has featured mtmconsulting’s views on independent school strategies to maintain high levels of pupils.
The article, which is not online, details how Greshams is currently enjoying its highest pupil numbers in ten years. It then turns to mtmconsulting’s Principal, Melanie Tucker, who says that average wage increases are an important factor in determining affordablity.
“We note that independent schools often feel the effect of a recession two or three years later”, says Melanie. Then, paraphrasing mtm’s Independent Education Sector Report she adds “public sector budget cuts, widely expected after the next election, often have a beneficial effect on demand for independent schooling”.
The sector report, published last year by mtm is widely seen as the most authoritative and complete overview of the independent schools sector. It is used by school marketing teams, business leaders and educational research groups to gain an overview of sector trends, scenarios and how the sector may change.