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

Girls’ Football Triumph

Woodside girls won the Thurrock trophy and go on to represent Thurrock in Essex on 19th November.

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

We have a vacancy for someone with good academic qualifications (e.g. A levels or a degree) to work as a teaching assistant. As we are now a designated teacher training school this would be suitable for a graduate intending to train as a teacher. Visit our Work At Woodside page for details. Minimum qualification of C+ in GCSE maths, English and science essential.

Woodside Steel at Orsett Hall

Well done to Woodside Steel for another high class performance for the GOSH Charity Ball at Orsett Hall on Saturday. Thank you to our ex-pupils who came back to play and to Mr Dignum and parents for supporting the event.

Training School

We are currently working with Essex to set up a training school partnership offering School Centred Initial Teacher Training from September 2016. We will be working with three other primary schools and a secondary school to provide placements in a range of school settings with quality training provided by Essex ITT.

Use of Car Park

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

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 leave your car and do not park or stop in any of the bays. If you really need to come in with your child then park in the road. If you ignore this rule you will automatically forfeit your child’s place at Breakfast Club.

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.

After School Club

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

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.


Walking Bus

Our bus starts at the children’s playground at Blackshots and now stops to collect children outside The Bon Bon in Grangewood Avenue where you  can drop your child with a waiting member of staff from 8.15 a.m. Use our walking bus to save yourself time and reduce congestion and carbon emissions.


As we added a new classroom we now have places in year 3 as well as in our afternoon nursery class.

College Estate Parking

We have had complaints from residents on the new estate who have been blocked in by parents from Woodside. Please do not damage the name of Woodside in the community by behaving in this manner. Obstructing an entrance is illegal and antisocial.


Children from Y1 to Y6 are offered influenza vaccinations at school on Tuesday 10th November. Please return the form.

SATS results

This year’s results from our Key Stage SATs and other statutory assessments are available on our Standards page.

Pumpkin Prize

Congratulations to our young gardeners whose pumpkin took 2nd prize in the Orsett Show.


This term we have moved to a completely cash and cheque free payment system. Lunches, breakfast, after school and holiday club should be paid for online through ParentMail. Call into the office if you need help setting this up.


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.



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 this term?

N      All about me

R      Families & Friends

Y1  Things that move

Y2    Busy People

Y3    Food for Thought

Y4    Wat Tyler 

Y5  The Tudors


Woodside Steel

 Tuesday Clubs

Breakfast Club (£)

7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m.

Cheerleading (£) KS1 KS2

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.

Bike it Breakfast

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.

Yr 3/4 diamond Bench Ball




Dance Club (i)




KS2 Singing


Hi 5 KS2

3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.

KS2 Art Club (i)

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

Yr 5/6 C team boys football

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

Karate (£)

3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.

After school club (£)

3.00 p.m.   6.30 p.m.

More clubs

This week at Woodside Academy

Monday 5th

Tuesday 6th

Wednesday  7th

Thursday 8th

Friday  9th

Open the Book Assembly

Yr 3 Farm to Fork

Yr 5/6 Parents’ Meeting 7 p.m.


Gable Hall open evening 6.30 p.m.

3ST Assembly


2B Fire Station Visit

Swimming 3SY 3ST

Harvest Festival

KS2 9 a.m. KS1 2 p.m.

Wembley Trip

Swimming  5M 5R 3G