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School Health Service

Our school health service aims to support children and young people from five to 19 years and their families, to enable them to reach their full potential.

We offer information and support in the following areas; emotional health and well-being, managing complex and additional health needs, monitoring growth and development and support with growing up and preparing to become an adult. 

Find out more about School Health Service

Five onwards - Eye tests every two years

When your child is in the reception year of school, they will be entitled to a free eye test, provided by Newham’s School Health service. Find out more about vision tests.

From this point onwards, your child will be entitled to an eye test every two years.
Five onwards - Flu vaccine

Oncee your child starts in reception class in school, they are entitled to flu (influenza) vaccine every year from reception until Year Six.

The vaccine will prevent your child from catching flu, which can be an unpleasant illness and lead to serious health issues.

Find out more on the NHS website.
Five onwards - Dental checks

It is important that your child has regular dental checks to make sure their teeth and gums are healthy and prevent any future problems.

Dental checks are free to all children under 18 years old. How often your child will need to have them can vary from every three months to every two years.

Find out more about children's teeth on the NHS website.

Keep your child's growth charts and health records from the NHS with you wherever you are.

eRedbook stores information about immunisations, health reviews and screening tests securely in the cloud so they are always at hand. 

Access your child's NHS health records quickly and easily through eRedbook once your child's record is connected to the NHS.

If you are worried about your child’s development, please speak to your school nurse, GP or single point of access number: 020 3373 9983.

The e-red book is currently only available for ages 0-5 but will be available to ages 6-15 in the future.

eredbook website

Newham youth map

Search the Newham Youth Map for libraries, sports and physical activities, parks and outdoor spaces, youth organisations and event Newham. Created by Young People for Young People.

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