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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


Woodside Academy is now closed for the summer break but our holiday club will be open from 8 to 6 every week day apart from the bank holiday. There will also be activity days from 10 till 2 on most Wednesdays.

Summer Read Reward

Children who 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.

Inflatable Afternoon

We finished the year in style with the Friends’ inflatable fun afternoon plus Gymnastics and Cheerleading display. 

Holiday Sports Days

Mr Hawkins and Mr Carter will be running KS2 sports days every Wednesday during the holidays, except 12th August, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Work

During the summer work will continue on our new roof and we will also be replacing windows and installing emergency lighting. Work on our new extension is due to begin in October half term.

Mrs Coates

Congratulations to Mrs Coates on the birth of her new baby boy.


Thank you to everyone who supported our 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

Steel Pan Concert to Parents

Year 3 children gave an excellent performance on Wednesday with parents joining in at the end.

World Music Day

Well  done to our steel panners who gave a terrific performance at the World Music Day at the ROH Backstage Centre in Purfleet on Sunday. 

District Sports

Well done to all the children who took part in the Borough Olympics, Woodside came home with lots of medals and third overall for the track events.

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!

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 this summer?

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

This has been another successful year for  Woodside Academy; beginning with a resoundingly good Ofsted, and finding we were top of the Thurrock primary league tables, and finishing with a splendid performance of Cats.


This week at Woodside Academy

Monday 20th

Tuesday 21st

Wednesday  22nd

Thursday 23rd

Friday  24th

Book Fair Open after school

Book Fair Open after school

Year 6 Performance of Cats 2.00 p.m. and   7.00 p.m.

Last Day Of Term

Friends fun inflatable afternoon 3.15 p.m.- 5.15 p.m.


Holiday Club Open   8.00 am to 6.00 pm 


Holiday Club Open   8.00 am to 6.00 pm