What is ATCRE?

ATCRE is the subject teacher association for RE professionals working in Catholic schools. It supports all those who teach RE in all Catholic schools; from infants schools to sixth form colleges. There are 2,113 Catholic schools in England: 1,710 primary; 340 secondary; 14 sixth form colleges; 49 all through (2020). This represents approximately 10% of all state funded schools in England and Wales. 63% of pupils in state funded schools are Catholic or to put it another way, 37% of pupils in state funded schools are not Catholic.

Who is ATCRE run by?

ATCRE has a national executive, who are all volunteers. We do not have any paid employers.

What does ATCRE do?

ATCRE aims to support and represent teachers of Catholic religious education by: facilitating dialogue amongst teachers of Catholic religious education; providing a voice at a national level for teachers of Catholic religious education; celebrating and sharing excellent practice of Catholic religious education.

Contributions to RE

ATCRE provides its members with a range of online CPD, an annual conference, opportunities to be involved in consultations on Catholic RE, regular information relevant to members.