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 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

Holocaust Memorial Day

We marked HMD with a special memorial assembly after which members of  the school council attended the holocaust memorial service in Grays and laid pebbles on the railway track memorial.

Secondary League Tables

The 2014 secondary league tables have just been published and give parents a much more accurate view of local schools now that less valid qualifications have been removed.

Rotary Concert Review

Thurrock Gazette has just printed a review of the concert Woodside choir performed at  before Christmas. You can read it here.

Building Work

Work has now started on installation of a double mobile classroom needed for our planned expansion. The fencing is to keep children safe from contractors’ vehicles. While the scooter racks are out of use Junior children can leave scooters behind the bike shed and infant children can leave scooters next to the new wooden fence (on the grass side). We apologize for any inconvenience during this work and ask that you take extra care at this time.

Anderson Shelter

We have just acquired an Anderson Shelter and will be erecting it at the back of the school where year 6 will be having an allotment to “Dig for Victory” as part of their WWII topic. Please let us know if you would like to help with this project.

Nursery Admissions

The deadline for applications for places in either of our nursery classes this September in Friday 13th February 2015.


Please note that Thurrock Council are now issuing parents with fixed penalty fines for their children’s unauthorized absence. We are obliged in law to give Thurrock information on any absences and this includes children taken out of school for holidays.

Stranger Danger

The dangers are now online. Find out how to protect your child at a course run by Thurrock council at The Gateway on 12th February and The Culver Centre on 4th March.

Libraries Consultation

Thurrock council are reviewing their library services in view of cuts they need to make. Give your views before 15th February.

Basketball Final

Well done to our basketball team who represented Thurrock in Essex and met GB Paralympian Richard Chiassaro.

Inactivity Kills

New research saying inactivity kills even more than obesity and this is another good reason to walk, not drive, to school. The research says just a brisk 20 minute walk everyday would have huge benefits.

Infant Lunches

If you are making sandwiches for an infant child you are not only wasting  your time but £361, the cost of a year’s freshly cooked meals, which your child could be having every day for free.

Badminton Tournament

Well done to our badminton team for their success in the tournament.

Path and Fencing

New paths with fencing to protect the grassed areas were due to be put in over Christmas. Unfortunately, although the fencing was completed the paths were not. We are trying to get the remaining work done as soon as possible. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this work in progress.

National Theatre Visit

Well done to our drama club for excellent behaviour on their visit to Treasure Island at The National Theatre.


This term we are using the ParentMail payment system and you can now pay for dinner money, music lessons and visits securely online. We have already sent you your log in details.


Many of our clubs started in the first week with the rest starting next week. Click here to the see the whole week (highlighted clubs start next week).

Cross Country

We have moved our Wednesday morning cross country club to the later time of 8.10 a.m. If you want to get or keep fit then come and join us.

Breakfast and after school snacks

You can find information about allergens in food served at breakfast and after school clubs from club staff. Food is normally supplied by ASDA.



Information for parents

Travel plan

Development Plan

Previous letters


What are children studying at Woodside Academy?

N      Fairy Tales

R     Patterns

Y1   Toy Maker

Y2   Water World

Y3    Rain Forest

Y4   Cycles & Wheels

Y5  The River Thames


January Newsletter

Clubs this term

Yr4 Bike Museum










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.

*** We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the building of our additional classroom and ask that you take extra care around the school. *** Walk to school - be healthy, and leave our neighbours' driveways clear. *** Pay for lunches, trips and swimming online with ParentMail. ***

Jacket Potato with Cheese

School Council at
Holocaust Service

 Monday Clubs

Breakfast Club (£)

7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m.

KS1 Gym (£)

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.

KS2 Handball

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.



Yr 6 Diamond bench ball


KS2 Choir


Cross Country


First Kick Football (£)

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

Cooking club Y1 (i)

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

Football 5/6 boys A & B

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

Yr 1 and 2 Athletics

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 2nd

Tuesday 3rd

Wednesday  4th

Thursday 5th

Friday  6th

Keyboard/Piano lessons and choir

C Team Boys V west Thurrock at home


A Team Girls away to Graham James

B team Boys home to St Thomas'


5R assembly

A team Girls home to Harris (cup)

Violin & Guitar lessons


B team Girls home to Horndon

Badminton match V Giffards at home

Swimming 2L 4G 4C

A Team Boys away to Warren in Cup