Official authorities have stated that high suicide rates for primary and nursery schools across the United Kingdom are higher with teachers than in the general public.

Revealing Studies

According to recent and in-depth studies, results have revealed that due to increasing and ever-climbing workloads, suicide risks among teachers is increasing because of tedious amounts of stress.

One survey revealed that around 70% of teachers in the United Kingdom were reporting severe amounts of stress which included panic attacks, extreme anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

The number of teachers reporting these symptoms was well over the general public which had around a 60% of complaints reported in terms of stress.

Between 2011 and 2015, around 100 suicides between primary and nursery grade teachers were reported.


Teachers worry mostly about pleasing inspectors, heads of schools and officials to avoid receiving poor grading points. The government also rates and approves schools based on exam results which causes teachers even more stress.

They work harder and longer hours to ensure that students have good attendance rates as well as exam results to avoid poor ratings by the government which could punish school leaders and their league tables.

The Department of Education has already validated these issues, working more to destress teachers and to decrease workloads and hours as well provide teachers with additional benefits and resources. Teachers are also set to receive longer notifications and periods of notice between changes in school policies.

Ofsted school inspections are also working to promote easier and more stress-free grading and teacher performance between faculty in an attempt to shine the light on accusations of strict and severe ratings regulations and inspections.