Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a UK based children's literacy charity working with primary schools.  Our work raises the achievement of children's reading and writing by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s books at the heart of all learning. We offer courses at our literacy library in central London and also deliver training in various regional locations.

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Latest News

CLPE Centre
Delighted to be sharing our Literacy Library centre with 2 other charities who champion literacy: First Story and Driver Youth Trust
Power of Reading Training - London
We have our final dates for our 4 day training programme at the CLPE centre which has proven results in teaching literacy.
Reflecting Realities
Read the blogs inspired by the findings of CLPE's Reflecting Realities Survey 2019.
Power of Pictures training

On 28th October we announced that our Power of Pictures course is returning on 22nd January 2020.

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

Power of Reading - Kirkby

Thursday, 9 January 2020 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - London

Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 10:00am

Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

Friday, 17 January 2020 - 10:00am

  • 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

  • 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

  • Poetryline is a fantastic resource which fills a much needed gap.

    Poetryline User

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

    Headteacher, 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