Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The CLPE is an independent UK charity with a global reputation for the quality of our research into literacy and teaching. Our work promotes high standards in the teaching of literacy. We particularly emphasise the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.

This highly successful 4 day whole school training engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through the use of high quality books and proven teaching approaches. Schools receive book packs with associated teaching sequences, access to a resource-packed website and literacy training grounded in research.
Harry Potter 20 Years anniversary competition
Download our new Harry Potter teaching resource produced in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and enter your school in a fantastic competition to win a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for each of your Year 6 Leavers.
Beyond the Bright Sea.jpg

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

A haunting and reflective second novel from a writer whose first book is on the CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist.

Experience high quality training with CLPE. Our teaching team are highly experienced teachers from a range of educational backgrounds and you will receive strategies and resources that can be put into immediate practice supporting EYFS and the National Curriculum 2014.
CLiPPA 2017 - shortlist
CLPE is delighted to announce the 2017 shortlist for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA). Established in 2003, CLiPPA encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children. 2017 is the 15th anniversary of the award, which remains the only annual award in the UK for published poetry for children. The free Shadowing Scheme to involve schools in the Poetry Award 2017 is now open.
Download and be inspired by our FREE Celebrate Acts of Kindness Booklist, with books with themes of kindness, acceptance and anti-bullying recommended by teachers including CLPE staff.
Lauren Child
Following the fantastic news that the new Children's Laureate is author and illustrator Lauren Child, (best-known for Charlie and Lola), explore more of her work in Core Books and download a free teaching sequence for I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato.

Upcoming Courses and Events

Power of Reading

21/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 07/06/2018 - 9:30am

Inspiring Writers KS2 Sussex

27/09/2017 - 9:15am

Power of Reading

28/09/2017 - 9:30am ... 14/06/2018 - 9:30am

Power of Reading - Peterborough

29/09/2017 - 10:00am ... 08/06/2018 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

02/10/2017 - 10:00am ... 16/10/2017 - 10:00am

Highly commended at the Education Resources Awards 2017 for Poetryline and also shortlisted for Power of Reading.