This is the home of CLPE's poetry resources including award winning poets performing their poems and a wealth of teaching resources.
Find out how to integrate poetry into the classroom using the resources on this site.
CLPE runs the only annual award for poetry written for children. Find out more about the competition and how your school can get involved.
Poets on film
Discover a wealth of poems recorded by the poets themselves that you can use in the classroom. Our collection of poets on film includes 2 Children's Laureates and winners of our CLiPPA Award.
CLPE is the National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools
We believe poetry is a fundamental element in the development of children’s literacy. This website is packed with resources to support the teaching of poetry in primary schools. Whether you are looking to make your classroom a poetry classroom, for a poem to use with your class read by the poet, a teaching sequence to guide you through a poetry collection or a guide to the language and forms associated with poetry there is something here for you.
We run the only award in the UK for published children's poetry which celebrates outstanding poetry published for children - Children's Poetry Award (CLiPPA), We record poems by each of the CLiPPA shortlist each year to add to our bank of poems and poets and we provide teaching sequences to support the use of their collections in the classroom.