Leaving the Scheme

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As an independent school, after a consultation exercise with your staff, you can choose to leave the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

There are two ways in which you can choose to do this:

  • Phased withdrawal – You'll in effect freeze the membership to the Scheme at a chosen point in time and no new entrants will be allowed to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (except for a bulk TUPE transfer from another participating school). New employees will be offered an alternative pension scheme
  • Scheme withdrawal – You'll completely leave the Scheme and offer members an alternative pension scheme.

To help you understand how this will work for your establishment and your employees, we suggest you take the time to read the information and resources we’ve provided.

Last Updated: 15/10/2021 08:33


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