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Height and weight checks for children in Reception and Year 6

Dear Parents and Carers,

Every year in England, school children in Reception and Year 6 have their height and weight checked at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. Height and weight measurements are used to calculate weight status. We collect this information because it is in the public interest to understand how many children are overweight, healthy weight or underweight. Your child’s class will take part in this year’s programme.

Please read carefully the attached letter and leaflet and only return the reply slip if you do not want your child to take part in this programme.