Improving pupil attendance for over 12 years
Recommended by schools across the South East
Improving pupil attendance for over 12 years
British Standards Institute Accreditation
Highly recommended by Headteachers
Highly recommended by Headteachers

WELCOME TO WPA Education Welfare Services

We help children attend school on time, every day, to fulfil their potential.

WPA works with schools, academies, free schools and pupil referral units across London and SE England, offering a specialist range of services to help you improve attendance and safeguarding.
Established in 2007, WPA is a leading provider of education welfare services in the UK and the only one to be accredited by the British Standards Institute.
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"Attendance has risen and our persistent absence has dropped!"
Kensington Avenue Primary School
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Areas Covered

Working in partnership with over 150 schools throughout South East England.
  • Schools Supported 151 Schools Supported
  • Years of Experience 13 Years of Experience
  • 96% Success Rate 96% Success Rate
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Oct 19th 2020
How safe do parents feel about their children returning to school? https://t.co/qMMKMFtCD4 https://t.co/f4bB7qTai2
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Oct 05th 2020
One-fifth of teachers have seen ‘significant’ pupil absence due to Covid-19, survey finds https://t.co/5OTwkVt1f9 https://t.co/OufmumkB5J
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Sep 23rd 2020
How can we make sure schools can stay open? https://t.co/WLzDpbG63l https://t.co/Xuvbck4QCE
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Sep 16th 2020
9 in 10 pupils in school at the start of term https://t.co/KrzKTQppBq https://t.co/B8nqoOyoBi
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Sep 16th 2020
One in nine pupils absent as schools in England reopened https://t.co/kzCddkAaVB https://t.co/me6rBlud7Y
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Sep 16th 2020
Vulnerable children will 'slip out of view', commissioner warns https://t.co/uyZWZlfGxp https://t.co/TKdKbZVKXj
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Sep 04th 2020
Coronavirus: What do schools look like now? https://t.co/XXWQaXD8cN https://t.co/rxO2JZHduV
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Aug 26th 2020
Update on face coverings in schools https://t.co/vGUWL39X8p https://t.co/jQNQGmugnU
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Jul 31st 2020
WPA are currently recruiting for an Education Welfare Officer. If you feel that you have the relevant skills and qualities and would like to be considered for this post, please visit. https://t.co/XX5cF4tZEE https://t.co/CvFgkdXwwl
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Jul 27th 2020
Coronavirus: 'More children need mental health support' https://t.co/GI6xOrVt8q https://t.co/U1GJUqT2L7
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Jul 27th 2020
Will lockdown mean some pupils are unteachable? https://t.co/Z2YDHOApZm https://t.co/djr87oWFD4
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Jul 17th 2020
Call to reduce secondary class sizes if no distancing. Class sizes should be cut to 20 in senior secondary if students do not have to distance, says Scottish union leader https://t.co/zscyOkdOgn https://t.co/Dd1iqY3oy2
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Jun 30th 2020
Revealed: Full detailed guidance to English councils and headteachers covers everything from revised curriculum to PPE for outbreaks. https://t.co/6UTxBLdCLr https://t.co/awg80OJNYN
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Jun 26th 2020
Thousands of excluded pupils in England have no place to go in September https://t.co/NaRj6V7J3P
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Jun 18th 2020
Paediatricians call for 'urgent' plan to open schools https://t.co/MEdqdGt77v https://t.co/cB1ZpyOSua
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Jun 09th 2020
Non-attendance: 3 issues for schools to focus on https://t.co/U4gUTx1f8f https://t.co/gr8q6Vv27r
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Jun 09th 2020
Coronavirus: Plan dropped for all primary pupils back in school https://t.co/Dj3bGZyM6r https://t.co/pvNRhCnQUt
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Jun 02nd 2020
Coronavirus: 'Highly variable' attendance at schools - as UK warned 'disease is not done yet' https://t.co/r0o56khuFU https://t.co/kFN5Okht9M
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May 21st 2020
Safeguarding to overwhelm teachers when pupils return https://t.co/kfHEkouQXK https://t.co/ZgPmHUGyXJ
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Schools Currently Supported

Schools Currently Supported

Years of Experience

Years of Experience

Success Rate
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Success Rate

Children Supported (so far)

Children Supported (so far)

Our Services

Education Welfare Officers

Education Welfare Officers

Our experienced education welfare officers can work alongside your staff and families to remove barriers to attendance.

Attendance Audits and Evaluations

Attendance Audits and Evaluations

An audit by our specialist staff is an ideal place to start if you are looking to improve attendance.

Attendance Training

Attendance Training

Giving your staff the skills and confidence they need to boost and sustain high attendance.

Early Intervention Family Workers

Early Intervention Family Workers

We offer one-to-one casework and family support to address safeguarding concerns and help children attend school regularly.

Attendance Rewards Schemes

Attendance Rewards Schemes

Helping you find the right attendance reward scheme for your school.

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