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Hearing and Vision screening

Every year in England, the School Health Service offers Hearing and Vision screening to Reception year children. We also provide the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for Reception  and Year 6 children.

All checks are carried out by registered school nurses or trained health professionals using Thomson Screening Solutions. The programme will be delivered in line with national and local guidance.

Hearing and Vision ( Reception Year Only)

This screening may take place at the child’s school or local health centre. 

Screening results can be accessed via the secure online Parent Portal.

This screening may help in detecting hearing or vision problems early, so that advice and support can be provided.

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) (Reception and Year 6 Only)

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is an important part of our local area’s work to promote healthy weight of children.  It is important to have a good understanding of how children are growing, hearing or vision problems early, so that advice and support can be provided.

Accessing your child’s results

Depending on the child’s results, parents/care givers will be contacted to discuss further.  You can view your child’s results via the secure online Parent Portal. Your child's school should be providing you with these links.

Withdrawing your child from school health screening

If you are happy for your child to have their health checks, you do not need to do anything.  If you do not want your child to have this done, please opt out via the Parent Portal, or contact via this email or 0300 300 1526.  Children will not be made to take part if they do not want to.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information, advice, or support.

For assistance with the Parent Portal, please contact or call 0203 958 4181.

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