5-11 years service

School Entry (Reception) & Year 6 screening

Every year in England, school children in reception have their height and weight checked at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. The information collected is in the public interest to understand the body mass index of the population of children within Barking and Dagenham in comparison to the England national average measurements.

What to expect from the assessments

The assessments are carried out by trained school nurses or trained clinical support workers. During this contact, the school nursing team will also offer a routine vision and hearing screening for children in the reception classes.  Any issues identified will, with parent’s permission, will be monitored or referred to a specialist service.

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