National Child Measurement Programme

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of over one-million children aged 4-5 and 10-11 years each year in primary schools in England. The information is used by the NHS to plan and provide better health services for children.

What happens in the child measurement programme?

 If you have a child in reception (ages 4 and 5) or year 6 (ages 10 and 11), you’ll receive a letter with more information from your local authority before your child is measured and again after, sharing the findings with you. (You can opt out should you not wish to allow your child to be involved.)

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