School age charts and resources
UK growth charts (2-18 years)
The 2-18 chart is mainly intended to assess the growth of school age children and young people in primary or secondary care. The chart includes guidance on the onset and progression of puberty, a BMI centile lookup, an adult height predictor and a mid parental height comparator.
The growth of most children less than 4 years of age should be plotted on the more detailed UK-WHO 0-4 year growth charts. However, children who have been plotted on the NICM chart up to age two years can transfer straight onto the 2-18 chart.
2nd Edition (January 2013): updates to the instructions and the layout have been made following post publication feedback
(PDF, 200KB, 2 pages)
Childhood and Puberty Close Monitoring (CPCM) Chart
This is a modification of the main school age chart for use in children with growth or nutritional problems was published in June 2013 and will be ideal for use in specialist clinics and special schools. The chart extends to age 20 years and features:
• Body mass index (BMI) chart
• Low and high lines to monitor unusually short, thin or overweight children
• Puberty phase specific thresholds to assess
- Small children with late onset of puberty
- Tall children with early onset of puberty
• Tanner stage graphs to assess detailed progress of puberty
(PDF, 371KB, 2 pages)
(PDF, 388KB, 2 pages)
Body mass index (BMI) chart
A single sheet BMI chart is now available for use with the school age chart where there is no other need for the CPCM chart above.
(PDF, 234KB, 2 pages)