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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Upcoming Training

Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 30 April 2018 - 10:00am

Building a Literate School - Bristol

Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 10:00am

Latest News

Clippa 2016 - children performing
Get your school involved with our CLiPPA 2018 Shadowing Scheme and your children could appear at the National Theatre in June 2018
Book-making course with Paul Johnson
Highlights of our training programme include practical and innovative courses for science, phonics, spelling and music. Book early!
Power of Reading
Booking is now open for the Power of the Reading 2018-19 which can actively raise schools' engagement and attainment in reading and writing
Building a Literate School
Following the success of our literacy conference held at Kings Cross, it is coming to Bristol and Manchester. Book now as places going fast.
  • Power of Reading is an intrinsic part of our curriculum provision. Ofsted commented on visible progress and pupils’ evident love of reading.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading 2016-2017

  • Children’s writing has developed immensely and progress has accelerated. Our children now love reading and approach writing bursting with ideas and confidence.

    Headteacher, Power of Reading Project 2016-17

  • 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

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

    Headteacher, 2017

  • The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.

    Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project