The National Child Measurement Programme
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is an annual programme which measures the height and weight of children in reception year (aged four to five years) and year 6 (aged 10-11 years) within state maintained schools.
The key results for Wiltshire from the 2016 National Child Measurement Programme are:
- Wiltshire, generally, has lower percentages of obese and/or overweight children than England or the South West.
- Wiltshire’s percentage of overweight or obese children in reception year (20.4%) is lower than the England (21.9%) and South West percentages (21.9%).
- Wiltshire’s percentage of overweight or obese children in Year 6 (29.2%) is also lower than the England (34.2%) and South West percentages (30.3%).
- However, this is still equivalent to one in five pupils in reception year and almost one in three pupils in year 6.
- in Wiltshire being overweight or obese in the 2016 school year. This is equal to 1,276 children identified as overweight and 1,141 identified as obese.
The 2016 NCMP report containing analysis of the 2016 NCMP data for Wiltshire by community area, deprivation
and gender is now available and can be accessed here http://www.intelligencenetwork.org.uk/health/children-and-young-people/?opentab=4