Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

Birmingham SACRE determines how local authority schools in the City teach Religious Education and deliver Collective Worship. It comprises four committees, one representing the Church of England, one representing all other faith groups, one representing teacher professional associations and one for members of the local authority. All representatives are nominated annually.

Here you will find the constitution, past and current annual reports, minutes of past meetings and the agenda for the forthcoming meeting.

Birmingham City Council undertook what is believed to be the largest ever audit of the delivery of RE and Collective Worship in the UK between 2015 and 2017. All 467 schools in the city were invited to participate, with 306 making a response and 273 hosting monitoring visits. The report in the folder below contains 40 pages of evidence, comment and recommendation. Former Colin Diamond, Corporate Director for Children and Young People at Birmingham City Council says of the report, “This is a comprehensive, informative, professional document showing Birmingham SACRE at its best which I’d thoroughly recommend to all who lead and govern schools in our city”.