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 deliver training in various regional locations as well as provide a wide range of free resources for Primary teachers.

Find out more about our Take 5 home learning resources for Primary Schools.

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We have launched our very own podcast! The podcast will focus on education, primary literacy and high quality children's literature. 

This term we developed and delivered a series of webinars to provide extra support for your literacy curriculum, during the COVID-19 pand

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with The Times and The Sunda

CLPE Resources

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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

Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6

Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 10:00am

Teaching Reading in Years 1/2

Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 10:00am

Inspiring Writing - Years 1/2

Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 10:00am

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

    Headteacher, 2017

  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Poetryline User