Outside body

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)


SACRE is required to produce an annual report as one its statutory responsibilities. The main purpose of the annual report is to inform the Secretary of State and key partners about RE and collective worship in schools, together with any advice SACRE has given to the local authority during the year and the response to such advice.

SACRE has responsibility for advising a Local Authority (LA) on its schools:

·  For Religious Education (RE), SACRE advises community, voluntary controlled and Trust and Foundation schools without a religious designation.

·  For Collective Worship SACRE advises the LA on community, Trust and Foundation schools without a religious designation.

Although not part of its compulsory statutory role, Leeds SACRE also seeks to serve and support all schools and academies within the city and makes its agreed RE syllabus freely available to all.


Contact information

Michael Oates

Leadership Support
Children and Families
Leeds City Council
Merrion House

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