To help the School Nurses provide the best health advice and support for your child, the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is in place for Reception and Year 6 Children.
Your child will be weighed and measured in school as part of the NCMP which is a nationwide programme for Public Health England to collect data to see how our children are growing and developing. Advice on healthy eating and exercise can be found on the Change For Life Campaign https://www.nhs.uk/changeforlife.
During your child’s Reception year a medical consent form will be sent out by your school for you to either opt in or out and in Year 6 you will receive an opt out letter from school.
Your child does not have to take part but by doing so they are contributing to the national picture about how children are growing.
Concerned about the results?
You can always contact your School Nursing Team with any queries or ask for advice on how to support your child’s health.