Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working to improve literacy in primary schools.  Our work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s literature at the heart of all learning.


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CLPE Resources

Corebooks logo

Corebooks helps primary schools choose the very best children’s literature for their school or classroom libraries

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Power of Reading logo

The Power of Reading supports schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils

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Poetryline logo

Poetryline supports the teaching of poetry in primary schools with teaching resources and films from award winning poets

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Power of pictures

The Power of Pictures develops teachers understanding of how illustration can raise children’s achievement in literacy

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Latest News

Inspiring Writers ks2
Teachers will explore classroom strategies to enthuse, inspire and support children to raise their achievement in writing.
CILIP Carnegie Greenaway 2018
Enjoy using our FREE teaching resources for KS1 to KS3 to accompany some of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlisted books
CLPE Teacher Twilight - poetry event
LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING for our Teacher Twilight - Developing Readers and Writers through Poetry on 26 March, 5.30-7.30. Tickets only £5.
world poetry day
Celebrate World Poetry Day with poems, poet performance films, training and our free poetry shadowing scheme for schools
  • Poetryline is a fantastic resource which fills a much needed gap.

    Poetryline User

  • I’ve led English for 9 years and I’ve still learnt something new in each session. The best course I’ve ever been on

    Progress and Achievement in Reading training participant

  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • CLPE training has had a transformational effect on the engagement of our children in reading and writing.

    Headteacher, 2017

  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock