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National School Height and Weight Checks (NCMP)

What is the NCMP? It is the National Child Measurement Programme

It measures the height and weight of children in Reception and Year 6 in schools across England.
The information gathered allows services to plan how to support families to lead healthy lives.



What Happens in Norfolk?

The team will attend your child’s school to carry out the measurements.

  • The measurements are completed sensitively and in private.
  • The practitioner will be a specially trained member of the Healthy Child Programme team
  • The results are kept confidential and are not shared with any teachers or other children
  • Norfolk parents will be sent a letter if their child’s body mass index (BMI) centile is not in the healthy range. This letter includes the next steps for your child with links to the JustOneNorfolk website
  • Parents are given the opportunity to opt their child out of the NCMP via an email or letter that is provided by their school.

Who can help?

If you are concerned about your child’s weight or eating habits and feel you need support then you can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you are 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480635060 for confidential advice from one of our team.

Alternatively you can go to see your GP to discuss concerns.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum. CLICK HERE

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