Staff Benefits

Pension and Life Insurance

Pension Scheme Support Staff

All Royal Russell support staff between the ages of 16 and 75 are eligible to join the Growth Plan 4 pension scheme offered by TPT Retirement Solutions (formerly The Pensions Trust) immediately on joining.  If you wish to join the pension scheme, the School will pay 7% of your basic salary into the scheme.  Staff may also choose to contribute personally to the scheme.

Life Insurance Support Staff

All Staff receive life cover at 3 x annual salary through the School’s own insurance policy provided by Canada Life.

Pension Scheme Teaching Staff (TPS)

All Royal Russell teachers between the ages of 18 and 75 are eligible to belong to this scheme and will become members unless they manually opt out themselves.

Life Insurance Teaching Staff

All Staff receive life cover at 3 x annual salary (depending on pension arrangements) through the TPS.

All Staff Benefits

Free Parking

Ample on-site parking is available to all staff.  We also have excellent public transport links via rail, bus and Croydon Tramlink, which stops outside our school.

School Meals

Free lunch may be taken in the school dining hall when the kitchen is in operation.  Healthy well balanced meals are available.  Breakfast and supper are provided to staff working unsocial hours at the start or end of the school day, and at weekends where appropriate.

Training and Development

We show loyalty to our staff through training and advancement opportunities.  The school will provide financial support to staff undertaking external courses of study that are of benefit to us and the member of staff.

Personal Benefits

Employee Assistance

Royal Russell subscribes to the Education Support Partnership, which offers a free and confidential telephone counselling service and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fitness and Well-being

Our on-site swimming pool, strength and conditioning room, gym, floodlit astro-turf and tennis courts can be used by staff at designated times. The school cross-country course provides a testing challenge for the more energetic!

Medical Centre

We are extremely fortunate to have our own Medical Centre on site, with three fully qualified nurses which staff can use for friendly support and advice.

Family Friendly Benefits

Parental Leave

Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave benefits all contribute to our first rate offering to staff with families.

School Fees

Staff are entitled to a discretionary discount of up to 50% on Royal Russell school fees (pro rata for part-time and term time posts).

Before and After School Care

A highly subsidised Breakfast Club and after school Crèche is available to all staff with children in Royal Russell Junior School.


Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. For help with childcare choices follow the following link:

Holiday Sports Camp

Staff are entitled to a discount of 50% on HDO Holiday Drop Off Sports Camps which run during the school holidays on the Royal Russell campus.


Staff and children of staff are entitled to a 25% discount on the Royal Russell Learn to Swim programme.

School Uniform

All staff can receive a 10% discount on school uniform at Hewitts of Croydon.