Thameside Primary School's New Build  

Here are some photos of some Year 4 pupils having a tour of the building site!

Click below to see detailed plans of the new build...


Our Building Blog...

The story so far...

Thameside Primary School is currently undergoing an exciting £2.6 million build to accommodate our ever growing number of pupils as we become a four form entry school.

April 2015 As school places in Thurrock became somewhat scarce, Thameside is approached by the LA for expansion to four form entry. Year 3 become the first year group to take on a fourth class and three demountables are built at the back of the school to accommodate the extra pupils.

September 2015 The move into four form entry continues in

Year 2 and Reception, in addition to the extra class that already

exists in Year 4. The LA commission the remodeling of the

library and the old library is converted into  a new classroom

for Reception. An extra demountable is also built at the back

of the lower school to accommodate the extra Year 2 class.

November 2015 The LA planning committee meet to

consider the  expansion plans for Thameside. A working group

is formed at the school consisting of LA representatives, SLT staff

and architect Gawain Ferguson  of Huggins Bromage Ferguson LLP. 

The plans are approved.

January 2016 The working group continues to meet and the

contract is opened to bidding by the LA. By the end of the month,

HW Wilson have been awarded the contract and the news is made


February 2016 Work began at the beginning of February, due for completion by the start of the new academic year in September 2016. Four forms of entry will be rolled out across the school, with a total number of 900 pupils expected to be on roll.

Take a look through our photo collection documenting the progress of the transformation.

Check this page for fortnightly updates from the site manager!


H W Wilson Limited have now completed the works to Thameside Primary School, and felt very proud to attend the grand opening, this Friday 28th April 2017.

We would like to express our thanks to all the staff, students and you the parents for bearing with us through the challenges of building six new classrooms, refurbishing a whole school, & creating a new entrance, all while the school stays completely open and all the children remained safe and never missed a day of learning.

We will miss Thameside school, but we leave it knowing that we have helped to create something that the children will enjoy for years to come.