Religious education in local-authority-maintained schools

Guidance to support the provision of high-quality religious education (RE) in local-authority-maintained schools.

Applies to England


Religious education in English schools: non-statutory guidance 2010


This is for:

  • school leaders
  • school governors
  • school staff
  • local authorities

It relates to local-authority-maintained schools.

It provides guidance about RE in the curriculum and the roles of those who have a responsibility for, involvement in or interest in the subject.

For academies and free schools, read ‘RE and collective worship in academies and free schools’.

Published 1 February 2010
Last updated 15 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. Guidance has been added for local authorities on membership of standing advisory councils for religious education (SACREs).

  2. Updated title and added link to 'RE and collective worship in academies and free schools'.

  3. First published.