This report presents findings from the Government's National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2018-19 school year.
It covers children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) in mainstream state-maintained schools in England.
The report contains analyses of Body Mass Index (BMI) classification rates by age, sex and ethnicity as well as geographic analyses.
A record-level anonymised file will be made available within a month of this publication.
to 9.7% in 2018/19 from 9.5% in 2017/18
at 20.2% in 2018/19
10.0% of boys in reception were obese compared to 9.4% of girls
22.5% of boys in year 6 were obese compared to 17.8% of girls
Obesity prevalence for children living in the most deprived areas was more than double that of those living in the least deprived areas for both reception and year 6