From Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Resource type: Book awards

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

The CLiPPA  – the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award – showcases the best published poetry for children and is the only award of its kind in the UK. The award is judged by a panel of poets and literacy experts.

There is also a CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme that encourages schools to explore and perform the poetry on the shortlist.

Read our shortlist announcement for the CLiPPA 2024.


  • The shortlist for the CLiPPA 2024 will be announced on 8th May at a live online ceremony open to all registered Shadowing Schools.
  • The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at the National Theatre in London on 12th July.

Cost: Free.

About Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: CLPE is an independent charity with over 40 years’ experience of providing evidence-based CPD training and high-quality resources to support teachers.

Further resources:

  • Explore the free teaching sequences provided for all CLiPPA shortlisted poetry collections.
  • Explore how poetry can be used to raise engagement and attainment in reading and writing with shortlisted poet Kate Wakeling in a one-day course from CLPE on 22nd May.
  • The National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools website hosts a range of free teaching resources, videos and poetry recommendations to support the teaching of poetry in primary schools.
  • Raise the profile of poetry in your classroom with the weekly Poetry Prompts videos by Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho.
  • Listen to poets reading their poems aloud on the Children’s Poetry Archive and explore their bank of ideas and activities to bring poetry alive in the classroom.
  • For schools interested in running poetry workshops, both the Poetry Society and Apples and Snakes can help organise in-school events with poets.
  • Authors Live On Demand has a bank of recorded events featuring poets performing and talking about their work. See the selection here.
  • Find further resources to support the teaching of poetry here.

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