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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*** Children start back at school on Thursday 4th September but our holiday club is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday *** Don't forget the Mythical Maze at your local library - we will be rewarding children who take part. ***
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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

Parent View

If you are a Woodside parent you have your  final chance to go online at Parent View and give your opinion for the 2013-14 school year right up to the end of this month. The easiest way to get the right Woodside is to type our postcode, RM16 2GJ, into the address line.

Holiday Activities

Woodside Holiday Club is open 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. every day until children start back in September (only bank holidays and weekends excluded). Rates from £3 per hour to £100 per week including drinks and  meals and with reductions for siblings. For more information or to book a place call 0770 457526. Mr Hawkins and Mr Carter are also offering activity days for year 3/4 every Thursday and for year 5/6 every Friday; with Bike Rides on Wednesday 13th and 20th August. All their activities are £10 per day but children need to bring their own food and drink.

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 and gain a very special reward next year.

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.

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.

The Wizard of Oz

Well done year 5 and 6 and all staff involved for a fantastic performance of The Wizard of Oz.  A fitting finish for an equally fantastic year of academic and sporting achievements.

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. Their next gig will be for a charity dinner at Orsett Hall in September.

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.

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!


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.

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

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.

Our first ducksSport Relief
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Children relax after a year at Woodside which saw outstanding achievements in the classroom and on the sports field; plus terrific dramatic and musical performances. Highlights were our 100% Level 4+ reading, our girls winning Thurrock trophies in  sport after sport; and performing Shakespeare at Thameside Theatre. Our holiday club continues daily through the summer with additional  activities  Thursdays and Fridays.


Week commencing 1st at Woodside Academy

Monday 1st

Tuesday 2nd

Wednesday  3rd

Thursday 4th

Friday 5th

Summer Holiday


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Staff Training


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