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Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Outlook to 2026

  • Report
  • 73 Pages
  • February 2022
  • Region: Malaysia
  • Ken Research Private Limited
  • ID: 5585212

Driven by Rising Population and Increasing Affluence Along With Shift in Parent Preference Towards Holistic Education

The report titled “Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Outlook to 2026– Driven by Rising Population and Increasing Affluence along with Shift in Parent Preference Towards Holistic Education” provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Private K-12 Education industry in Malaysia. The report covers various aspects including the current private K-12 education scenario in Malaysia, revenue generated by schools, its segmentations viz level of education– (Pre-Primary vs. Primary vs. Secondary), Gender (Male vs. Female), Geographic Distribution of Schools, major trends and development, issues and challenges, government regulations and competition analysis. The report concludes with market projections for future of the industry including forecasted industry size by revenue along with analyst recommendations and key market opportunities.

Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market


Private schooling is offered in Malaysia on all levels from nursery schools up to tertiary education. Pre-primary & secondary level that account for close to 75% market share dominate the Malaysian private K-12 education market. The school year in Malaysia is divided into 2 semesters. The first semester begins in early January and ends in late May; the second semester begins in early June and ends in November. Primary schooling is mandatory for all children. Different curriculums including Malaysian National Curriculum, English National Curriculum, International Baccalaureate among others are followed in Malaysian private K-12 education system. Foreign schools-International schools & Expatriate schools are unique as they are not governed by the Education Act 1996 and do not need to conduct the Malaysian National Curriculum. From a production-based to knowledge-based economy, Malaysia has evolved in order to stay relevant and compete in the global marketplace.

Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Segmentation

  • By Level of Education – Pre-Primary vs. Primary vs. Secondary: Majority of the revenue from the Private K-12 Education in Malaysia in 2021 is generated from the Pre-Primary level as private schools play a major role in shaping children’s future in the early age by focusing majorly on the Pre-Primary Education level.
  • By Gender: Male Enrolments have always been higher in every level of education when compared to the Female enrolments since population of male exceeds that of female by ~ % in Malaysia.
  • By Geographic Distribution: Selangor and Johor have the Highest Number of Enrolments & Schools in Private K12 Education because it has the highest population of children ~ under the age of 18 years in Malaysia.

Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Competition


Private K-12 Education Market is highly fragmented with majority of the schools having only 1 branch. Pre-Primary level of education continues to dominate the market in terms of Enrolments and Number of schools. Beacon House, Cempaka International and Fairview International Schools has the highest number of enrolments in 2021. Players looking to consolidate should not overlook the untapped demand for good quality and affordable private education particularly among the growing middle- to upper-income segment. In order to thrive and capture future growth opportunities, education providers should focus on Innovative classroom and learning enrichment, brand development and partnerships, and business sustainability and value creation.

Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Future Outlook and Projections


Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market is expected to generate RM ~ Bn in 2026F owing to rising population and surge in government initiatives for promoting education. Malaysia Private K-12 Education market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~% due to increasing number of Malaysian families choosing to enrol their children in their local international schools, most enrolling them from early years on, & some joining for secondary education. A sustainable business model and clear strategic positioning are key to competing in a saturated market in the future.

Key Segments Covered in Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market


By Level of Education

  • Pre-Primary
  • Primary
  • Secondary

By Gender

  • Male
  • Female

By Region

  • Selangor
  • Sabah
  • Johor
  • Sarawak
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Others

Key Target Audience

  • International School Operators
  • Private School Operators
  • Potential New Entrants in Private K-12 Industry
  • Government Agencies
  • Education Consultants

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Period: 2015-2021
  • Forecast Period: 2021-2026F

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Overview of Malaysia Education Industry
Socio-Economic Indicators of Malaysia
  • Education History of Malaysia
  • Overview of the Education System in Malaysia
  • Types of Curriculums in Malaysian K12 Education System
  • Education Structure in Malaysia by Level of Grade
  • Number of Schools and Enrolment by Ownership, 2020
  • Number of Schools by Ownership, Public, Private & Other Government Agencies
  • Budget 2022 for Education Sector
  • Steps: Applying to International and Private Schools
  • Comprehensive Plan for School Setup

3. Malaysia Private K-12 Education Industry
  • Ecosystem of Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market
  • Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Business Cycle
  • Timeline of Major Chain Schools in Malaysia
  • Malaysia Private K-12 Education Industry Market Size, 2015-2021
  • Industry Market Size by Number of Schools, 2015-2021
  • Industry Market Size by Number of Enrolments, 2015-2021

4. Malaysia Private K-12 Education Industry Segmentation
  • Market Segmentation by Level of Private Education, 2020-2021
  • Market Segmentation by Male and Female Enrolments, 2015-2021
  • Market Segmentation by Region (Enrolments and Number of Schools), 2021
  • Market Segmentation by Region (Population, Schools and Enrolments by Education Level), 2019-2021

5. Industry Overview
  • Swot Analysis of Private K-12 Education Market in Malaysia
  • Key Market Trends and Developments in Private K-12 Education in Malaysia
  • Growth Drivers in Private K-12 Education Market in Malaysia
  • Growth Restraints in Private K-12 Education Market in Malaysia
  • Regulatory Snapshot of Malaysia Private Education Market
  • Factors considered by Parents and Students while selecting a Private School
  • Steps to Open International School in Malaysia
  • Catchment Areas and Cluster Mapping: Region Wise Population of Children under 18 years
  • Recent M&A Activity in Malaysia, 2017 - 2020

6. Competition Analysis in Malaysia Private K-12 Education Industry
  • Market Share of Top Players on the basis of Enrolments
  • Cross comparison of the Chain Schools (On the Basis of Establishment, Enrolments, Teachers and Class Size)
  • Cross comparison of the Chain Schools (On the Basis of Number of Branches, Location, Level of Education, Curriculum and Services Offered)
  • Cross comparison of the Chain Schools on the basis of Fee Structure

7. COVID-19 Impact on Private K-12 Education Sector
  • Impact of Covid-19 on Enrolment and Fees
  • Change in Delivery Mode of Education during COVID-19, Challenges and Reason for Change
  • Post Covid Implementation

8. Malaysia Private K-12 Education Market Future Outlook and Projections
  • Malaysia Private K-12 Education Industry Market Size, 2021-2026
  • Industry Size by Number of Schools, 2021-2026
  • Industry Segmentation by Level of Education, 2021-2026
  • Industry Segmentation by Level of Education, 2021-2026
  • Expected Upcoming Schools in Malaysia
  • Private K-12 Education Landscape Expected Change in the Future

9. Research Methodology
  • Market Definitions, Abbreviations Used, Market Sizing Approach, Primary Research Approach & Entity Analysis, Research Limitations and Future Conclusions

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Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Beacon House Malaysia
  • Regent International School
  • Tenby Schools
  • Wesley Methodist School
  • Fair View International school
  • REAL International School
  • Cempaka International School
  • Collinz International School
  • Campus Rangers International School
  • Alice Smith School
  • Taylor's International School
  • Sri KDU International School
  • St. John's International School