Deputy Mayor opens new wing of Thameside Primary School

Friday 28th April saw the grand re-opening of Thameside Primary School, part of the St Clere’s Co-operative Academy Trust, after major works. The primary is a good school and increasingly popular with parents in Grays, Thurrock. Following good Ofsted inspections and good outcomes for the pupils, Thurrock Council invested a considerable sum of money to expand the school to a 4 form entry. The works integrated the primary and infants whilst also making significant improvements to the older parts of the school along with parental access.


The School Council, comprising the youngest and oldest pupils in the school, were there to welcome Tunde Ojetola, Deputy Mayor of Thurrock, who cut the ribbon. A tour of the school revealed a mosaic, made by every child and member of staff in the school, that represents the school, the co-operative values and the community umbrella that is a symbol of the school. Also the corridors were filled with displays showing what the values mean to the young people at Thameside.


Well done to all of them for surviving a year of building works along with frequent room changes. Here’s to a brilliant future for you all.