Grove Wood Primary School

Grove Wood Primary School

Strive Positivity Achieve Respect Kindness

Grove Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8UA

01268 743445


This Week's News

7th January 2022

Football, Year 4 Dance and Karate clubs will all be starting next week.  All other clubs will start week commencing 17th January.


Well-being Corner

 Club Links: Should your child wish to try a new sport, below are links to local sporting clubs.

Rayleigh Boys FC - Contact the following people if interested in playing. Website:

5 to 8 years old: Brian Mitchell 01268 770139

9 years and above: Gary Fisher 07931 335151

Rayleigh Girls FC:  Contact the following person if interested in playing. Website:

Girls (all age groups): Paul Mitchell 07973 130390

Academy Soccer FC - Website: 

Rayleigh Lawn Tennis Club - Webiste: Phone number: 01268 775245

Southend United Community - Email: Club Phone Number: 01702 341351 (contact to find out about sessions available)

ABC Futsal - Website:  Phone number: 07903674220

Southend and Benfleet Hockey. Website:

Clothes Bank totaliser - funds raised so far.......£874 to 6th December 2021. Thank you!

Staff Changes

We are extremely sorry to be saying goodbye to Mrs Hammond as a Grove Wood staff member today. Clare has done a great job as a member of our fantastic admin team with responsibility for Admissions and Communications over the past four years but we would all like to wish her the very best as she takes up an exciting new pastoral role at Edward Francis Primary School as their Child and Family Support Worker. Pastoral Support working with children and their families has been the  direction that Clare has being looking to move into and we have no doubt that she will do a fantastic job. We will of course continue to see Clare as a parent at the school and supporting PAGWPS events.

Good Luck and Thank You!

This week we welcome our new SENco and inclusion manager Mrs Harvey.  Mrs Harvey will be a the school gate in the mornings and afternoons, welcoming the children in.  She would love for you to stop and say hello.

The children of 3DS are excited to welcome Mrs Barnes and Mrs Marney as their new teachers this term.

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