Conditions of service for teachers: the STPCD and the Burgundy Book

Find out whether the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and Burgundy Book apply in your school and get an overview of the key requirements they cover.

Last reviewed on 17 October 2023See updates
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Contents
  1. Pay ranges for 2023/24
  2. The terms and conditions depend on your school type
  3. STPCD overview 
  4. Burgundy Book overview 

Pay ranges for 2023/24

There is a 6.5% increase for most pay and allowance ranges and advisory points. There is a higher increase for the minimum salary on the main pay range, to achieve a minimum starting salary of £30,000.

All pay uplifts will be back dated to 1 September 2023.

There are currently no statutory pay points within pay ranges, but you can use the advisory points for the main and upper pay ranges in Annex 3 of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) (page 63) to help you review your pay policy.

The terms and conditions depend on your school type

Foundation and voluntary aided (VA) schools  Your teachers are bound by the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and, if you've chosen to

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