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Teachers: Retirement

Question for Department for Education

UIN 212177, tabled on 28 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers retired (a) due to age, (b) due to health problems and (c) prematurely from publicly-funded schools in 2012-13.

Answered on

3 November 2014

The following table provides the number of teachers who were awarded age, ill-health and premature retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme in 2012-13 and whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England.

Age retirements

9,970

Ill health retirements

440

Premature retirements [1]

8,190

Total

18,600

Source: Teachers’ Pensioner Statistical System.

Figures are provisional and are rounded to the nearest 10.

[1] Includes premature and actuarially reduced awards of pension benefits.