Woodside Academy is next to an ancient oak wood known as Tyrell's Heath and much of the surrounding area was once heathland. Because of our position we have plenty of interesting wildlife and this has increased as we have developed our grounds with a pond, trees, native hedging and our own wildlife areas. Nearby Hangman's Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the colonies of Daubenton's and Natterer bats that roost underground in the ancient Dane Holes cut out of the chalk.
Wide range of creatures have made Woodside their home or visit the grounds, especially our pond. Mammals include rabbits, squirrels, foxes, hedgehogs and moles.