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Name of School: Woodside Academy



Grangewood Avenue, Little Thurrock, Grays, Essex, RM16 2GJ



School Office 01375 372513 

After school club 07704 575246



Enquires: Mrs J. Haydon   



Principal: Mr E E Caines MA

Chair of Governors: Mr J Conroy

Vice Principal/SENCo: Ms J Ryder


Woodside Academy was formerly Woodside Primary School, a Community School maintained by Thurrock LA, and became an independent academy with its own trust under the government’s arrangements for good and outstanding schools in December 2012.


If you want us to respond to any issue you have you need to contact us via the details here rather than through social media where messages can easily be missed.


To find Woodside:


From the M25 take the A13 East, turning off at the A128 junction onto the Orsett Cock Roundabout. Take the 5th exit, A1013 to Grays.


Turn left into King Edward Drive at the start of the central barrier in the road.


Take the 2nd left into Grangewood Avenue. Woodside Academy is straight in front of you at the end of the road.


If you are using a Sat Nav the closest house to Woodside School is No 7 Grangewood Avenue, RM16 2GJ.


Address directories are likely to have Woodside still listed as “Woodside County Primary School”.


The easiest way to contact Woodside Academy and the way to get the quickest response is usually by email. Office addresses are:


         Mrs Haydon

         Mrs Smith

         Ms Gardner   


Senior staff can be contacted directly:


         Mr Caines

         Ms Ryder 


Staff can access email remotely when necessary. Previous Woodside School email addresses ending in or will still reach us so there is no need to change your address book. All teaching staff have email addresses and we can pass your messages on to them.


You can also contact us using the form below.

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