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

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle and sun hat to school.

Sports Day

Please make sure that your child has the correct colour P.E. top for sports day on Friday 10th July.

Infant Music Festival

Well done to year 1 for their first class performance and behaviour at the Infant Music Festival on Monday.

Transition Week

We welcome our new children, their families, and some new staff this week as children go into their September classes to get them ready for next term.

P.E. Kit

Please ensure your child has PE kit; house tee shirt, black shorts and trainers (not the shoes they wore to school) in school for lessons.

Walking Bus

Meet at the play area on Blackshots to catch the 8.15 a.m. or at the changing room on the heath  to catch the 8.30 a.m. Every day for the rest of this term.

Year 4 Recorder Concert

Well done to year 4 for their superb recorder concert. Some children performed solos on guitar and piano and the classes sang as well.

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.

Walk to School Week

Thank you for your amazing support for Walk to School Week and especially our two walking buses. The response has been so good that we are continuing both “buses” until the end of term.

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 just been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award which is good timing for our Science Week. 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.

Sun Protection

We suggest you provide your child with a hat (ideally a Woodside hat) and apply sun cream before school on sunny days. You can send in more sun cream  for children to top up with later but not sprays.

New Menu

Our new summer  menu has started. Paid meals are now £2 but  still well worth it for such a high quality meal; and an even greater saving for infant children whose meals are still FREE.


At the end of last term we learnt that we have been awarded Thurrock funding to extend our building  plus government grants to improve our existing roofs and windows and install emergency lighting. This permanent expansion will enable us to admit 90 reception children  this September and every year.


Please remember to park and drive thoughtfully around our school and not to block residents’ driveways.

Big Pedal Winners

5R won the junior prize of a trip to Chafford Gorge and 1F the infant prize of a picnic at Blackshots. The school took second place in Thurrock winning a selection of Bike-It goodies.


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.



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.

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BusWoodside's "35 seater" 
Walking Bus

 Monday Clubs

Breakfast Club (£)

7.15 a.m. 8.55 a.m.

KS1 Gym (£)

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.

KS2 Golf

7.45 a.m. 8.45 a.m.



Yr 3/4 Badminton


KS2 Choir


KS2 Cross Country


First Kick Football (£)

3.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.

Cooking club Y2 (i)


Yr 3/4 Indoor Tennis

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

KS2 Talented Tennis (i)

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

KS2 Athletics

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

After school club (£)

3.00 p.m.   6.30 p.m.

More clubs

Next week at Woodside Academy

Monday 6th

Tuesday 7th

Wednesday  8th

Thursday 9th

Friday  10th

Fused ROH Festival at Cruise Terminal

Thurrock Trailblazers ROH Purfleet


Steel Pan concert to parents 2.20 p.m.


5R Bike It trip to Chafford Gorge

Sports Day Juniors 9 a.m. Infants 10.30 a.m.

Yr 6 Swimming

Yr 3/4 Football V Warren away