Public Health England

Height and weight measurements (for primary pupils only)

Local authorities are required to collect information on the height and weight of both Reception and Year 6 children as part of the National Child Measurement Programme to monitor national trends in child obesity and support local public health initiatives. Whilst some information relating to pupils will routinely be shared, parents will be provided with the opportunity to opt-out of the programme.

Dental health surveys

Local authorities are required to undertake dental surveys as part of a programme of work to help improve dental health. However, as dental surveys involve a physical examination, only children for whom parental agreement has been received should be included in a survey.


The Secretary of State for Health & Social Care is required by the Health & Social Care Act 2012 to take steps to protect the public from disease. This includes providing vaccination services. This specific responsibility is fulfilled by NHS England, which works with Local Authorities to vaccinate children and young people in schools. 

Further information with regard to vaccinations

Please see the following weblinks to and NHS information:-

GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018

Occasionally we may be required to pass pupil or parent contact details on to NHS nurses or officers so that they may contact you directly. GDPR and The Data Protection Act 2018 allows us to pass on information from the school roll.

For more information about how we process personal data, please our Privacy Notice and the section within it entitled 'Public Health England'.

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