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CLA Schools Licence

We make using copyright content simple for schools too! 

CLA Education Licence

Covers copying from books, magazines, journals and websites

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

We license schools throughout the UK. In most cases, licences are held or administered by representative bodies that act as agents between CLA 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
Independent schools in England and Wales Independent Association of Prep Schools
Independent schools in Scotland Scottish Council of Independent Schools


Pricing from April 2019:

CLA Banding Age group School equivalent Unit of measure Full price list 2017-18*
Band 1 Pupils 5 - 15 Includes Primary and Secondary equivalents and Special Pupils Per Student £2.01 + VAT
Band 2 Pupils 16 - 18 Includes Secondary equivalent pupils Per Student £4.89 + VAT
Minimum Fee all all Flat fee £50.00 + VAT

*Administrative discounts are possible under a Central Agreement

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Education Platform for Schools

Our new online platform gives teachers access to digital versions of books that the schools owns. It lets you make, share and store copies from books to use in teaching, helping you work smarter and save time in lesson planning. The platform is available to schools as a standard feature of the CLA licence and so there is no additional cost to licensed schools. Be among the first schools to benefit. 

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Licence documents

Education Licence Terms and Conditions - the full licence agreement that applies to schools

Education Licence User Guidelines - detailed notes about what can and can't be copied under the licence

Education Licence Copyright Notice

Education Licence Copying Guidelines

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Resources for Schools

We have created some resources to help you when using published content in your lessons:

See our poster covering Copyright Tips for Students

When is it okay for students to use images, text, or other copyright works? Use this quick guide to see how copyright laws help students. Feel free to download or print this poster for your classroom!

See our guide to using Images

Images are usually copyright protected in the same way as other content. Use this guide to understand copyright and images.

Read our suggested activities for students

Copyright affects all users of published material. Help your students understand what copyright is with these suggested activities.


We are working with the major educational publishers to help raise awareness of the CLA Licence among teachers. Read more about the campaign and how you can help.