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.

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Latest News

Watch Louise Johns-Shepherd, CLPE's Chief Executive, thanking all teachers and primary school staff

We are very sad to learn that the wonderful Margaret Meek passed away on the 4th May.

We are excited to announce the launch of our Online Learning programme. Find out more about what we are offering...
A statement from CLPE The CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award) is one of the highlights of the year for CLPE...

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

Inspiring Writing - Years 3/4

Monday, 8 June 2020 - 10:00am

Developing Writing in the Early Years

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 10:00am

Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 15 June 2020 - 10:00am

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

    Poetryline User

  • 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

  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • 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

  • 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