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Independent schools: Teachers’ Pension Scheme

You may be an independent school teacher who is concerned with being withdrawn from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). All schools, including independent schools, are facing a 40% rise in employer pension contributions towards the TPS. The Department for Education (DfE) has said it will fund this increase for state schools until the next spending review, however, independent schools must fund it themselves.

What can it be like teaching at a private school?

There are around 2,500 independent schools in the UK. You may be interested to move from a state school into a private school because of the perceived benefits. There may be some preconceived ideas about teaching in private schools and you could have heard conflicting stories from colleagues.