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

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

Group Reading in KS2

Friday, 16 November 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Cambridgeshire

Friday, 16 November 2018 - 10:00am

Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading in the Early Years London

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 10:00am

Latest News

We are delighted to announce the opening of our brand new, beautiful Literacy Library. 

PoR 200 teaching sequences
Now more than 200 sequences on our website each showing you how to plan to use quality children's books curriculum-wide
Reflecting realities
Find out to what extent UK children's literature in 2017 featured BAME (Black or minority ethnic) characters
Chartered College Network event
Don't miss out on our Chartered College Network event on our Reflecting Realities Report on 6 December as our earlier event is now sold out
  • 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

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

    Headteacher, 2017

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

    Poetryline User

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

    Literacy Leader

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

    Dame Alison Peacock