The Power of Reading website – membership purchase FAQs

How do I purchase a PoR website subscription?

Subscription may only be purchased online here 


Can I purchase a subscription via invoice?

Yes it is possible to select ‘pay by invoice’ at the payment page during the online subscription purchase process. Please note that the subscription will only be activated upon receipt of payment. As our Centre is currently closed there will be a delay to your access if you choose to pay by cheque.


How can I get immediate access to the website?

Please pay by credit card, payment card or via PayPal to gain immediate access to the website.


How can I request a Purchase Order number to be quoted on the invoice?

Please add your purchase order number in the box provided on the Payment option page. This number will then be added to the automatically generated invoice.


I’ve paid via invoice. How do I get the invoice?

The invoice is automatically generated. It is sent to the registered email on the account and to the billing emsil address. The website account owner may also retrieve the invoice from the account. Please login, click on ‘My Account’ on the black strip at the top of the web page then click on ‘Orders’ under ‘Account settings’. Click on the relevant order and then click on ‘printable invoice’.


How can I buy a gift subscription for a school?

Gift subscription may be purchased online here


I am booked on CLPE training. Is a PoR website subscription included?

Please check on the course booking page where it will indicate if a subscription is included in the course you are booking.


Are there any discounts available on the subscription fee for small schools?

We are able to offer a discount on the subscription fee to schools that have 50 pupils or fewer. If you think your school is eligible please email [email protected] with your school name and postcode.  If your school is eligible we will send you a discount code to use during the online payment process.

I work in an Infant school can I just pay for access to EYFS & KS1 texts?

The fee of £350 for is for whole school access and represents great value for money. We are not able to segment the website. There are over 230 teaching sequences on the site which works out at less than £2 per teaching sequence. The website also includes the CLPE sample Curriculum maps, CLPE TAKE 5 home learning resources for over 90 PoR texts and over 1000 examples of practice from Power of Reading schools. There are additional teaching materials and information about Power of Reading teaching approaches. The site is regularly updated with examples of good practice and each September additional texts with teaching sequences are added to every collection. We are a small independent charity with no government funding. This is the fifth academic year that the PoR website subscription fee has not been increased.



How do I login?

Please visit: Enter the username (Account owner’s email) and school password.


Who is our Account owner?

In the first instance please check with your school office or English Lead. Otherwise please email: [email protected] with your school name and postcode.


How can I find out the school password?

In the first instance please check with your school’s PoR website account owner or school office. If the school password is forgotten, the account owner may set up a new password by visiting the login page at: and clicking on the ‘Reset my password’.  Please note that all staff will need to be informed if a new password is set up. All account owners should also make sure the school office has a note of the school login for the PoR website.


How can I change the password on the account?

Only the account owner can change the password. Please login, click on ‘My Account’ on the black strip at the top of the web page and then click on ‘Change password’ under ‘Account Settings’


How do I change our school details?

The account owner may login, click on ‘My Account’ (located on the black strip at the top of the web page) and then click on ‘Edit account details’ under ‘Account settings’.


How can I find out when our subscription ends?

The PoR website account owner may login, click on ‘My Account’ (located on the black strip at the top of the web page) and then click on ‘Power of Reading subscription’ under ‘Account settings’.

Email reminders to re-subscribe will be sent to the account owner one month and one week before expiry, on expiry, one week and one month after expiry.


How do we re-subscribe?

Annual subscriptions may be purchased via the website .  Please login and re-subscribe via your existing account to retain the school login.


If I re-subscribe before my existing subscription finishes won’t I be paying for that period twice?

No – if you purchase a new subscription in advance it will be queued on the account and start automatically when your existing subscription finishes.


What is the ‘Grace period’?

When a subscription expires CLPE activates a one month extension to the subscription (Grace period). This allows extra time for you to arrange your renewal payment without losing access to the resources.


The PoR website account owner is leaving the school what do we do?

Please change the registered email to another member of staff before they leave. To change the email: login and click on ‘My Account’ (located on the black strip at the top of the web page), then click on ‘Account Settings’, ‘Edit account details’. CLPE will communicate all website subscription information via the registered email.


The PoR website account owner has left the school and we don’t know the login?

CLPE will need to register a new email address on the account. Please email [email protected] with the school name and postcode.


How do I sign up for the CLPE newsletters?

The account owner may login, click on ‘My Account’ (located on the black strip at the top of the web page) and then click on ‘Newsletter preferences’ under ‘Account settings’.


What are the terms and conditions for the use of and subscription to the Power of Reading website?

Our terms and conditions may be found at:


I can’t find an answer to my problem?

Please email [email protected] quoting the school name and postcode.