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. 

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

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