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


To give every learner the best possible lifetime opportunities by providing the best possible education.

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*** Well done to our C team for beating Tudor Court B team. *** Tickets for the Rotary Christmas Concert are now available from the school office. *** Thank you for your support for our Children in Need fundraising day. We raised a record £762 . ***
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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 - 2012Woodside School's Quality in Study Support (QISS) award logoGold 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 Academy
Text 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

Christmas Tinsel Day

Staff sometimes wear Christmas jumpers on 12th December. Having recently had a charity non-uniform day for Children in Need, we want children to wear uniform that day and we are not collecting money. However we have agreed with the school council that children may wear tinsel, or a small tree decoration, in their hair or on their jumper that day.

Diversity Award

Former Thurrock Corporate Diversity Officer Samson DeAlyn has presented us with the Diversity Award in recognition of our commitment to celebrate cultural diversity and challenge inequality.

Cycle Security Marking

If your child brought a bike in to be marked but it was not done earlier this term the police will be back on Tuesday 2nd to finish the bikes they missed. We have stored the details you sent in before and just need the bikes to be brought in again. There will not be time to mark additional bikes that were not brought in before.

Sutrans Silver Award

The Mayor of Thurrock came to give us our new Silver Mark for sustainable travel and at the same time presented our Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award and our  Modeshift Stars Bronze award. We are the first school anywhere in Essex to receive Sustran’s Silver Mark for Excellence in Sustainable Travel. Read about it on Your Thurrock.


Well done to our boys’ C team who played an excellent game on Monday beating Tudor Court B team 3:2.

Christmas Update

Please note the following additions and changes to Christmas dates in December:

Saturday 6th              Choir singing at Bazaar

Thursday 11th                 Y3/4 concert   2.00 p.m.

Friday 12th                       Y3/4 concert 9.30 a.m.

Wednesday 17th             Nursery Concerts 11.15/ 2.30

Thursday 18th                 Y2 Carol Service 10.00 a.m.

Thursday 18th                 Christmas Lunch

Monday 15th                    Reception Concerts 9.30/ 2.00

Cyber Bullying

The government has just published a parents’ guide to cyberbullying coinciding with National Anti-Bullying Week. Please read this as it not only provides good guidance for keeping children safe but clear expectations for parents themselves online.

Rotary Carol Concert

Our KS2 choir have been invited to perform at the Rotary Carol Concert on Friday 19th December at the Civic Hall. Tickets are now available from the school office: adults £10.00, concessions £8.50 and under 12s £5.

Children In Need

Thank you for your colossal support for our Children in Need fund raising day. With  donations and the sale of wristbands we raised £762. Children in Need wristbands are still available from the school office (£1.50 each). Donate directly here.

Match reports

Please go to our sport page to read the latest match reports.

Secondary Success

Congratulations to former Woodside pupils Jack Webb, Zac Chegwidden and Sam Jones who all received awards at Hathaway Academy.

Armistice Day

We held a special armistice day assembly finishing with a two minute silence at 11.00 a.m. After this the school council walked to the war memorial outside St Mary’s Chadwell, where they laid a wreath of poppies.

Twelfth Night

Well done to our drama group for an impressive performance of Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Schools Festival at Thameside Theatre. Read about it on Your Thurrock.

Menu Information

If you need to check our new menu for ingredients your child might be allergic to click on the “i” at the bottom of the menu for that day.

School Council Charities

The school council has chosen to support the following charities this year: British Legion Poppy Appeal, Children in Need, and Comic Relief.



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 Woodside children learning this half term?

N      Animals

R     Homes & Houses

Y1   Celebrations

Y2   St Mary’s Church

Y3    Chocolate

Y4   Trees

Y5   Shakespearean World

Y6  Titanic

December Newsletter

Sustrans Silver Award

Latest Sports Reports

Parents’ guide to cyberbullying








Y2 visit St Mary's

Jacket Potato with Beans


Friday Clubs

Breakfast Club (£)

7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m.

Badminton   Yr 5/6

8.00 a.m. 8.55 a.m.

Fit Fun

7.45 a.m. 8.30 a.m.



KS2 Chess






Football        Yr 3/4 boys

3.00 p.m.      4.00 p.m.

Detective (£)

3.00 p.m.      4.00 p.m.

Adult keep fit (£)

3.30 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

After school club (£)

3.00 p.m.  6.30 p.m.

More clubs

This week at Woodside Academy

Monday 1st

Tuesday 2nd

Wednesday  3rd

Thursday 4th

Friday  28th

Open the Book:  The Good Samaritan


Cycle Security  Marking (of bikes missed last time)

5G Assembly

Y5/6 Dodgeball Hathaway

B girls v Warren away


Chance to Dance Auditions


More dates