An academy automatically becomes a scheme employer upon conversion.

The LGPS Regulations 2013 definition of an academy is; A proprietor of an academy within the meaning of section 579 (general interpretation) of the Education Act 1996 who has entered into academy arrangement within the meaning of section 1 (academy arrangements) of the Academies Act 2010.

We need the following information to process a school converting to academy status:

  • Date of proposed conversion
  • Data file of all non teaching staff – a template will be supplied by us for completion
  • Confirmation on whether the academy will be joining an academy trust or becoming an employer in their own right
  • Copy of the certificate issued by the Department of Education confirming the conversion date

If you'd like more information on becoming an academy in the LGPS, the following fact sheet is available: Academies in the LGPS.

Schools thinking about academy status should also read the administration strategy before conversion. It describes the responsibilities of the fund and our employers.

If you're a school considering conversion to academy status and you've read the academies fact sheet, you should contact for the information you need. Please remember to contact us in good time before conversion, as the information from the actuary can take six to eight weeks to obtain.