Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity working to improve literacy in primary schools.  Our work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s literature at the heart of all learning.

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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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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

Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 10:00am

Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 10:00am

Developing Early Readers in KS2

Monday, 29 April 2019 - 10:00am

Latest News

Book on one of our 2 courses: EYFS/KS1 (28 March) and KS2 (21 March) and take proactive reading strategies back into the classroom

On Thursday 8th March, the CLPE, alongside thousands of teachers and children across the UK, celebrated World Book Day.

The report summarises the impact the CLPE has had this year on schools, teachers and over 5 million primary children across the country.

We are delighted to announce the addition of three new CLPE patrons.

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

    Poetryline User

  • 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

  • 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

  • The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.

    Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project