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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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*** Congratulations Y6 for a successful performance of The Wizard of Oz. *** Well done Woodside Steel! Star performance at the grand opening of the new college campus in Grays. *** Well done Woodside girls for your success at the cricket tournament!*** Well done Friends and everyone who supported them for another successful fete. *** Beat the Street at 121400 - keep walking!!! *** Thank you to everyone who made sports day a great event and congratulations to Junior winners Moore and Infant Winners Redgrave. *** COMING SOON: THE MYTHICAL MAZE - the reading challenge for summer 2014. *** Congratulations to Y6 children and staff: 100% level 4 in reading, 94% maths and 94% writing! *** Well done to our Rounders players. Third in all Essex after the tournament at Felstead. *** Well done everyone: Woodside is now top school on Beat The Street's leaderboard. *** Please give your child a lock for bikes AND scooters. *** You can follow us on Twitter at @woodsideacademy *** Parking - please park and drive considerately or not at all. ***
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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.

What were children learning at Woodside this term?

N     Teddy Bears

YR Treasure

Y1 Holidays

Y2 Staying Alive

Y3 Explorers

Y4 Volcanoes

Y5 Moods

Y6 Holidays


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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 
Registered office Woodside Academy, Grangewood Avenue, Grays RM16 2Gl

Woodside Academy News

The Wizard of Oz

Fantastic performance of The Wizard of Oz. Well done year 5 and 6 and all staff involved.

Woodside Steel

Our Steel Band have had a real “Home Tour” of Thurrock this week with brilliant performances at the music festival Wednesday and Thursday, our own presentation evening, culminating in the grand opening of the new South Essex College campus in Grays on Saturday.

Year 6 Presentation Evening

What a great evening for a year who really deserved it. Amazing achievements of year 6 celebrated with our Friday presentation evening; followed by a barbecue with steel band, bucking bronco and refreshments, including a licensed bar for parents.

Reading Challenge

We welcomed Rachel from Grays library to tell children about this year’s Big Summer Read; The Mythical Maze. Children can start the challenge at any library this weekend.

Elite Games

We took some of our best athletes to Thurrock Elite Games and won gold in the long jump and silver in the 75 metre sprint.

Bouncy Reading Reward

We treated our 100% attenders and the children who did the Big Summer Read last year to an inflatable assault course and bungee run. There will be a similar prize for all our readers next year!

Girls’ Cricket Winners

Well done Woodside girls for beating Warren and winning the cricket tournament. Especially Marnie who hit six balls for six!

Exhibition Evening

Thank you for coming to our exhibition evening.


The disco raised £757. Thank you to all the staff who helped to make it a successful evening


Thank you to the Friends and everyone who helped and supported them to make this year’s fete another great day. Takings were £4204.08 with expenses yet to be deducted and ice cream contribution to be added.

SATS & in-school assessments 2014

Well done to children and staff for these results. They are a significant improvement on our results last year and compare well with national figures for 2013.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile:

In our reception classes 72% of children were assessed as having reached a “good level of development” as they had achieved the expected levels in the three prime learning areas and the specific areas of maths and literacy.

KS1 Assessments:

                                2C+       2B+       3+

Reading              100%     88.5%    18%

Writing                  95.1%    60.7%    4.9%

Maths                    100%     88.5%    9.8%

KS2 SATS 2014:

                                L4+                  L5                    L6

Reading              100%             55%

Maths                    94%               35%

Writing (TA)       94%               41%               1.8%

All three              90%

Grammar etc     81%               59%

        2 Levels Progress          3 Levels progress

Reading              100%                            35%

Writing                 87%                              44%

Maths                   94%                               11%

Author Visit

Y6 had a visit from children’s author Christopher William Hill  on Friday as part of the Pop-Up Festival.

Sports Day

Well done to Infant winners Redgrave and Junior winners Moore, and thank you to everyone for a great sports day. Special thanks to Ms Ryder and her team of helpers, the team captains and The Friends for making it such a special event.

      Juniors   Infants    Overall

Moore             114          55            169

Holmes           112          69            181

Redgrave      111          123          234

Wilkinson     100          56            156

Infant Music Festival

Well done year 2 for an excellent performance and impeccable behaviour at the Thurrock Infant Music Festival.

Le Tour de France

We took some of our cycle club regulars to see the peloton streak past on Monday as the world’s biggest annual sporting event came to Essex. With British cyclists winning the last two years we hope our children will be inspired and maybe we will have an ex Woodside rider one day! A big thank you to Moreton C of E Primary School for their hospitality.

Beat the Street

Thank you for your tremendous support for Beat the Street. One of our families has already won a prize from Impulse Leisure for their excellent street beating! The corrected website shows us as top school on the leader board with a massive 121400 as of Monday morning. Show your Beat the Street card for 20% discount at Nandos and La Tasca Lakeside. See below for how to take part.

Mythical Maze

This summer’s reading challenge is The Mythical Maze. Take your child along to your local library over the summer to take part. We asking all children to do this and there will be a special reward for those who take up the challenge.

Transition Week

While Y6 were at their secondary schools, the rest of our  children went to their September classes and our new reception children enjoyed a week in school full time. Teachers and children got to know each other and are ready to start next term. We are extremely impressed with how quickly our new children settled in during the week and look forward to welcoming them back in September.


Our first ducks

Woodside Academy where learning is an adventure. Recognized by Ofsted as a school where children achieve “outstanding personal outcomes”, Woodside Primary School in Grays, Thurrock became Woodside Academy last year under the government’s arrangements for successful schools. While ambitious for our children academically we also provide an unrivalled range of extra-curricular activities to develop their personal skills.

Sport Relief
Bungee RunElite Sports

 Tuesday Clubs

Breakfast Club

7.45 a.m. 8.55 a.m.



KS2 Handball






American Football



3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.









Cycling (Parents welcome)




After school club

3.00 p.m.   6.30 p.m.

More clubs

This week at Woodside Academy

Monday 21st

Tuesday 22nd

Wednesday  23rd

Thursday 24th

Friday 25th

Wizard of Oz

2.00 pm and 7.00 pm

Last Day of Term

Summer Holiday


Woodside Holiday   Club Open

Summer Holiday


Woodside Holiday   Club Open

Summer Holiday


Woodside Holiday   Club Open

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