• It is a legal requirement for an academy to participate in the LGPS under Schedule 2 Part 1 of the LGPS Regulations 2013. This enables continuity of pension rights for non-teaching employees TUPE transferring to the academy.

  • By adopting academy status you become a stand-alone new employer in the pension fund and all eligible non-teaching employees have a statutory right to be members of the LGPS should they chose to.

  • All employees that are not currently entered into the LGPS must be brought into the scheme at the point of transfer and new starter notification issued to the pension fund.

  • In addition to the staff who transfer, any new employees who are contractually eligible for membership of the LGPS and who have a contract of employment of 3 months or more should also be auto enrolled into the scheme.