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CLA Education Licence

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The licence provides annual blanket permissions to copy and reuse content from print and digital publications.

  • Make copies from digital and print books, magazines, journals and certain websites
  • Share copies with students and staff
  • Use copies with digital whiteboards, VLEs and presentation software programs
  • Copy up to one article, chapter, one short story or poem or 5% of the total, whichever is greater
  • Copy publications from the UK plus 38 international territories

How licensing is organised

We license schools throughout the UK. All state-funded schools and most independents are  covered by the CLA Licence.

In most cases, licences are held or administered by representative bodies that act as agents between us and the schools. Details of these arrangements are shown below:

Type of School Agreement via  Contact
State maintained schools in England Department for Education The relevant local authority
State maintained schools in Wales Local Authorities The relevant local authority
State maintained schools in Scotland The Scottish Government The relevant council
State schools in Northern Ireland Education Authority www.eani.org.uk
Independent schools in England and Wales Independent Association of Prep Schools www.iaps.uk
Independent schools in Scotland Scottish Council of Independent Schools www.scis.org.uk

 

Pricing from April 2020:

CLA Banding Age group School equivalent Unit of measure Full price list 2020-21*
Band 1 Pupils 5 - 15 Includes Primary and Secondary equivalents and Special Pupils Per Student £2.04 + VAT
Band 2 Pupils 16 - 18 Includes Secondary equivalent pupils Per Student £4.96 + VAT
Minimum Fee all all Flat fee £50.00 + VAT

*Administrative discounts are possible under a Central Agreement

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ACCESS DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS With a free Education Platform account

Our new online Education Platform offers a new way of making copies from books for use in teaching. It is free to use if your school is covered by a CLA Licence. Access your schools' textbooks from anywhere!

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