Teachers' pension grant: what you need to know

Learn about what the grant covers and how you'll receive it. You can also find out this year's allocations and what you can spend it on.

Last reviewed on 27 June 2023
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  1. What is it?
  2. The grant is allocated on a per-pupil or per-place basis, adjusted for location
  3. What you can spend the grant on

This article is based on the teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) conditions of grant for local authorities and academies.

What is it?

The employer contribution rate for the Teachers' Pension Scheme increased from 16.4% to 23.6% from 1 September 2019.

The teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) is how the government provides the additional funding to cover the increase.

Who's eligible?

The separate grant is now only paid to maintained schools with sixth forms, and academies with sixth forms.

This is because TPEGG funding isn't included for 16 to 19 providers in their 16 to 19 funding allocations.

All other maintained schools, academies, and special schools have the additional costs included in their core funding allocations - through the schools, high needs (including independent settings) and central school services block national funding formulae (NFF).