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Dagenham 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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SCHOOL HEALTH, 1957
School Premises
There are 14 secondary and 27 primary schools in the Borough, also one special
school. Children on the registers on 31st December, 1957 totalled 21,304 a decrease of
167 as compared with 1956.
Public Health Inspectors carried out periodic inspections at school kitchens and
schools were visited for the purpose of obtaining samples of milk for bacteriological
testing; 12 such samples were obtained during the year, all of which proved satisfactory.
SCHOOL INSPECTIONS
As in the previous year, medical inspection in the schools during 1957 covered 4
groups—
(a) Children in their first year of attendance.
(b) Children in their last year at Primary School.
(c) Children in their last year of attendance.
(d) Others.
In addition, all children transferred from other areas to Dagenham schools were
seen. Special examinations and re-inspections of children with defects were carried
out.
MEDICAL INSPECTION OF PUPILS ATTENDING
MAINTAINED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
(INCLUDING SPECIAL SCHOOLS)

A.— Periodic Medical Inpections

Number of Inspections in the prescribed Groups:—

5 year age group1,933
10—12 + years age group1,965
14 year age group1,735
Others*203
Total5,836
B.—Other Inpsections
Number of Special Inspections2,085
Number of Re-inspections1,805
3,890
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* Children at Special Schools or who missed the usual periodic examinations.
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