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National Child Measurement Programme

Official statistics, National statistics
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Regions, Local Authorities


These reports present findings from the Government's National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England. This programme is part of the Government’s approach to tackling child obesity by annually measuring the height and weight of children in reception (aged 4–5 years) and year 6 (aged 10–11 years) in mainstream state-maintained schools in England.

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Local Authorities in England measure children in mainstream state-maintained schools during the school year. The statistical reports  contain analyses of Body Mass Index (BMI) classification rates by age, sex and ethnicity as well as geographic analyses.

Note that, due to COVID-19 disruptions, data for the 2020/21 school year is reported at national and regional level only.

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