Your child's health from 5 to 19 years

School nurses

Whilst your child is at school age they're likely to have access to a school nurse. A school nurse is a qualified nurse or midwife who has gained extra experience and qualifications to become a specialist community public health worker.

All children attending state maintained schools and academies in Sutton have access to a school nurse. 

Find out more about school nurses, how to see them and more: Sutton school nurses.

Measuring height and weight

As part of the National Child Measurement Programme, your child is weighed and measured at school. The information is used by the NHS to plan and provide better health services for children. Your child will be weighed when he or she is:

  • between 4 and 5 years old (reception class)
  • between 10 and 11 years old (year 6)

Find out more about the national programme with NHS choices: The National Child Measurement Programme.

Find out about free support to improve your family's health and weight with Sutton's Healthy lifestyles team.

Get help and support through the Change4life programme: school height and weight checks.

Vaccinations 

Check when your child needs vaccinations with NHS choices vaccination schedule.

Advice and support

The NHS choices website offers advice on many children's health topics including:
  • weight issues (under weight and over weight)
  • healthy activities
  • headaches
  • teenage years
  • exams 
  • learning disabilities
  • sleep 
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