There is a contributory public service occupational pension scheme for teachers. It is administered by ‘Teachers’ Pensions’ on behalf of the DfE.

Teachers can join the pension scheme as long as they are between the ages of 18 and 75, and are employed by a local authority or an academy, or working in an independent school that has been accepted into the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

The legal picture

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme is administered according to the Teachers’ Pension Regulations 2010

The process

All teachers are automatically members of the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme. Your school should pass on information to you about your pension.

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme is not compulsory if you would prefer an alternative.


If you would like advice or information about the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or your particular pension, it is best to contact Teachers’ Pensions. edapt are happy to point you in the right direction. 

Next steps

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