Text Box:   Woodside School is now Woodside Academy.
A state funded independent primary school in Grays for children from 3 to 11 years.

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Thurrock gold star awarded to Woodside school for its extensive sport and PE provision. This replaces the active mark.The inverstor in people logo awarded to woodside school for the standard of its work with staff.Gold logo of Woodside School's Arts Mark GOLD award.Woodside School's Basic Skills Quality Mark - a large blue Qhealthy school logo (children playon on blue background)  awarded to Woodside School for work on healthy eating, keeping children active and good health education.International School Award 2009 - 2012Gold and blue heart shaped logo of Woodside School's Every Child Matters Quality Mark GOLDThe Bike It bronze award in the form of a bronze cog wheel awarded to Woodside School for effectively promoting cycling.

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Woodside AcademyText Box: To contact Woodside Academy
Principal   Mr E E Caines MA 
Woodside Academy, Grangewood Avenue, 
Grays, Essex, 
RM16 2GJ
Phone: 01375 372513     
Fax: 01375 394516
 Woodside Academy is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Company number 8272256

Woodside Academy News

P.E. Kit

Please make sure your child has PE kit in school for lessons.

Sun Protection

We suggest you provide your child with a hat (ideally a Woodside hat) and apply sun cream before school on sunny days. You can send in more sun cream  for children to top up with later but not sprays.

Teaching Vacancy

Due to expansion we will have a vacancy in September. This is an opportunity for a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join  the highly committed team at this exceptional school. Further details on our Work at Woodside page.


You can find our summer term club timetable here.

2015-16 Reception Places

Our additional classroom means we can take 90 reception children next year but we had a total of 202 applications and not all parents who put Woodside first were successful. If you applied you should have your results  now and you can read answers to frequently asked questions here.

New Menu

Our new summer  menu has started. Paid meals are now 10p more but  still well worth it for such a high quality meal; and an even greater saving for infant children whose meals are still FREE.


At the end of last term we learnt that we have been awarded Thurrock funding to extend our building  plus government grants to improve our existing roofs and windows and install emergency lighting. This permanent expansion will enable us to admit 90 reception children  this September and every year.


Please remember to park and drive thoughtfully around our school and not to block residents’ driveways.

Big Pedal Winners

5R won the junior prize of a trip to Chafford Gorge and 1F the infant prize of a picnic at Blackshots. The school took second place in Thurrock winning a selection of Bike-It goodies.

Mermaids v Pirates

Well done to Y2 children and staff for a splendid end of term  performance. Special thanks to all the amazing costume makers.

Sponsored Hop

Well done to all the hoppers in the early years and thank you to their parents for sponsoring them and the Friends for organizing the event.


Well done to our talented musicians and singers for another successful concert.

Shakespeare Week

Thank you to Mr Sharp for organizing another successful Shakespeare Week. All classes had a chance to work with specialists from The Globe Theatre on the play Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Karate Grading Exams

We done to Alfie, graded to orange belt and Callum and Freya,graded to green belt.

Comic Relief

We had some great faces for Red Nose Day; the school council completely sold out of their Comic  Relief goodies and we raised a record £950! Thank you  to everyone who supported this worthwhile event.

Mountain Bike Champions

Mr Doye took a boys’ and a girls’ team to the Essex Mountain Biking Tournament at the Hadleigh Olympic Course and they both won their competitions.

Book Week

World Book Day started with a special assembly featuring a story told in Mandarin, Spanish and English.

Gold Award for our meals

Thurrock Catering Service, who provide our lunches have just won the Food for Life’s Gold Award. This recognizes the high quality of our food and especially that it is  mainly fresh cooked and includes many organic, free range and sustainably sourced products. Our lucky infants get all of this for free!

Anderson Shelter

A big thank you to Mr Abbott and his team of volunteers for all their hard work installing our Anderson shelter.

Holocaust Memorial Day

We marked HMD with a special memorial assembly after which members of  the school council attended the holocaust memorial service in Grays and laid pebbles on the railway track memorial. Read the Thurrock Gazette report on the day and why it is important to mark it.

Secondary League Tables

The 2014 secondary league tables have now been published and give parents a much more accurate view of local schools with less valid qualifications removed.


Please note that Thurrock Council are now issuing parents with fixed penalty fines for their children’s unauthorized absence. We are obliged in law to give Thurrock information on any absences and this includes children taken out of school for holidays.



Woodside Academy where learning is an adventure. Recognized by Ofsted as a school where pupils have “outstanding cultural development”. While ambitious for our children academically, we also provide an unrivalled range of extra-curricular activities to develop their personal skills.

What are children studying at Woodside Academy?

N      Bears

R    Things That Go Up

Y1  Animals

Y2  Hangman’s Wood

Y3    Footprints

Y4  The Odyssey

Y5  London

Y6  Thurrock Through the     Ages

Summer Term Clubs







3Fossil hunting at Walton

 Monday Clubs

Breakfast Club (£)

7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m.

KS1 Gym (£)

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.

KS2 Golf

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.



Yr 3/4 Badminton


KS2 Choir


KS2 Cross Country


First Kick Football (£)

3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.

Cooking club Y2 (i)

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

Yr 3/4 Indoor Tennis

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

KS2 Talented Tennis (i)

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

Yr 3/4 Athletics

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

After school club (£)

3.00 p.m.   6.30 p.m.

More clubs

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Next Week at Woodside Academy

Monday 27th

Tuesday 28th

Wednesday  29th

Thursday 30th

Friday  1st May

Piano & Violin lessons

Woodwind lessons

RD Assembly



Guitar lessons

Yr 5/6 Badminton at William Edwards


KS1 Sports Hall Athletics at Hassenbrook

Swimming 5G and 5R