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     
 For general queries contact Mrs Haydon
 Woodside Academy is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Company number 8272256

Woodside Academy News

Welcome Back

Woodside Academy reopens for children on Monday 7th September. Our holiday club remains  open from 8 to 6 this week including our staff training days on Thursday and Friday. We also have our last summer activity day on Wednesday.

Summer Read Reward

It’s not too late to join in this year’s Reading Challenge; Record Breakers, will be enjoy  an inflatable  challenge of a different kind  next summer in our now traditional reward for our summer readers.


Well done to all Year 5 and 6 children and staff  for great performance of Cats and thank you to the Friends for the new stage lighting that added that professional touch. A brilliant finish to a great year.

Holiday Work

Throughout the summer work continued on our new roof and we have been replacing windows and installing emergency lighting. Work on our new extension is due to begin in October half term.

Use of Car Park

Our car park is for people working at the school and not parents apart from the following:

Holiday Club

Parents may park to drop/pick up their children at any time.

After School Club

Parents may park to collect children after 4.00 p.m. if there is space.

Breakfast Club

Parents may not park but may drive in, turn at the back and drop children at the marked walk way. Children should not need walking to the door and club payments should be made in advance online. Please do not park or stop in any of the bays. If you need to come in with your child then park in the road.

Sports Activities

Parents helping us take children to competitive sports events at other schools may use the car park but parents whose children are involved in activities on site may not.

Disabled Children

Parents whose children use wheel chairs may use our disabled bays when dropping/collecting and these should be left clear by everyone else for this purpose.


This term we have moved to a completely cash and cheque free payment system. Lunches, breakfast, after school and holiday club must be paid for online through ParentMail.


Woodside uniform is available from Sue’s Schoolwear in Grays. Children need a Woodside top with logo in the correct colour and if this is removed in warm weather need to have a white polo shirt with Woodside logo. Children should wear grey trousers, skirts or tailored shorts with black school shoes. A pink and white gingham dress is offered as an alternative.


Thank you to everyone who supported last term’s disco. You raised £706.67 for the school.

Sports Day

Well done Holmes for winning both infant and junior events and well done everyone for great sportsmanship, teamwork and athletic performance. Here are the full results:

                                Junior           Infants          Total

Moore                   117                  72                    189

Holmes               121                  103                  224

Wilkinson           103                  86                    189

Redgrave            100                  99                    199

A Hare’s Breath

Well done to year 5 for coming 2nd out of 24 Thurrock schools for their brilliant hare design, now exhibited in Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. Worth a visit this summer.

Science Award & Week

We have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award . Thank you to Mrs Goldsmith for her excellent work on this.

Confucius Award

Woodside has won first prize in the Confucius Institute’s Year of the Sheep IT Project Competition.


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



What were children studying at Woodside Academy last term?

N      Changes

R    Treasure

Y1  Beaches

Y2  Hangman’s Wood

Y3    Explorers

Y4  Volcanoes

Y5  People who have made a difference

Y6  Thurrock Through the     Ages

Other Information

Primary Admissions Booklet

July Newsletter

Big Local Lunch

Library Craft Days

Sue’s School Wear








World Book 

Thurrock Lunch Club

For Pupil Premium children only

Good to our leavers
as they start in their new schools

This week at Woodside Academy

Monday 31st

Tuesday 1st

Wednesday  2nd

Thursday 3rd

Friday  4th

Bank Holiday


Holiday Club Open   8.00 am to 6.00 pm 


Holiday Club Open   8.00 am to 6.00 pm 

Sports Activity Club 10.00 am to 2.00 p.m.

Staff Training Day

Holiday Club Open   8.00 am to 6.00 pm 

Staff Training Day

Holiday Club Open   8.00 am to 6.00 pm