Text Box:   Woodside School is now Woodside Academy.
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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*** Harvest Festival this Thursday: We are collecting for Thurrock Food Bank. *** Woodside Cycle Club had a great day at the Olympic Velodrome and met triple gold medallist Jason Kenny. *** Woodside wins the Sainsbury's GOLD AWARD. *** Well done Woodside Steel for another fine performance at Orsett Hall.*** National SATs results released over the summer show Woodside is very significantly ahead (see below). *** Well done to all the children who took part in the Mythical Maze! ***
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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.

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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

Harvest Festival

We are collecting for Thurrock Food Bank for our Harvest Festival this Thursday. Please send dried, tinned or other long-life food only. KS1 will start 9.00 a.m. and KS2 at 2.00 p.m. Reception and nursery are not  taking part this time but can still bring donations. See your letter for more details. Parents are welcome to attend but please understand there will be limited space. We do not have room to admit babies and toddlers but we will of course be running our usual free crèche in the dining hall.

Reception Tea Parties

Each reception class is inviting its parents to a tea party this week as part of their Friends and Family topic. Children are making cakes to sell and the funds will be spent on reception resources.

Olympic Visit

We took Woodside Bike Club to the Olympic Velodrome in Stratford where they met Olympic Gold-Medallist Jason Kenny  and were commended for their behaviour.

Y5/6 Parents’ Meeting

If you missed the meeting or need to check some information on secondary admissions you can download the presentation here.

Gold Award for Woodside

We have just won the Sainsbury’s Gold Award for school sports at Woodside. Well done to all the staff involved!


Welcome to our new Chinese language assistant Cao Rong who will be helping us to teach Mandarin and aspects of Chinese culture. Mandarin is the most commonly spoken language in the world and, with China on track to be the world’s largest economy, is set to be very important  for anyone working in business in the future. We are collaborating with Kenningtons and Sommersheath primary schools to provide this for all our children.

Clubs and activities

We have a new timetable of clubs and activities which you can download here. Clubs for each day are shown on the right of this page and updated to show any changes. This will show the next day’s clubs after 4.00 p.m. and will be further updated, if necessary, in the morning. Please check the website during the morning if your child is in a club as we now only send out text messages for any changes notified after lunch. We are now using the symbols “£” for a paid club, usually starting at £3 per session, and “i” for by invitation.

Beat the Street

Woodside won the prize for the top scorer of Beat the Street. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this.

Woodside Steel

Well done to our steel band for a very professional performance at the Great Ormond St Hospital Charity Ball held at Orsett Hall at the beginning of term.

Holiday Activities

Woodside Holiday Club was open 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. every day through the summer and we have provided additional activity days. A big thank you to all the staff who made this possible. Our holiday club will be open again at half-term including the training day beforehand.

SATS & in-school assessments 2014

Well done to children and staff for these results. They are not only an improvement on our own results last year but significantly better than this year’s national results.

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%

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.

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!


What are Woodside children learning this half term?

N      All about me

R     Families & Friends

Y1   Things that move

Y2   People who help  us

Y3    Food for thought

Y4   Wat Tyler

Y5   A Tudor King

Y6  World War 1



Woodside Academy where learning is an adventure. Recognized by Ofsted as a school where children achieve “outstanding personal outcomes”. While ambitious for our children academically we also provide an unrivalled range of extra-curricular activities to develop their personal skills.

Bike Club meet Gold Medallist

 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.



KS2 Cycling


Yr 6 Diamond bench ball


KS2 Choir


First Kick Football (£)

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

Cooking club Y5 (i)

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

Football Training 5/6 boys

3.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m.

KS1 Athletics

3.00 p.m. 4.15 p.m.

After school club (£)

3.00 p.m.   6.30 p.m.

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This week at Woodside Academy

Monday 22nd

Tuesday 23rd

Wednesday  24th

Thursday 25th

Friday 26th

Open the Book           The Beautiful Gate


Recorder Lessons Y4

Boys B & C teams v Warren at home

RD Tea Party 2.15 p.m.

Rosh Hosanna

1C Class Assembly

Steel Pan lessons  Y3

Woodwind lessons

RL Tea Party 2.15 p.m.

KS1 Harvest 9.00 am

Guitar  and Strings lessons

KS2 Harvest 2.00 pm

Hassenbrook Open Evening

Y6 Bike-Ability

Swimming 3B 2BS 3W

RT Tea Party 2.15 p.m.


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