Acorn Free School opened in September 2013 on a newly refurbished site on Calder Road, Lincoln.

Pupils attend Acorn Free School, whilst remaining dual registered with their mainstream setting.  Children typically split their time between Acorn and their mainstream schools for an initial period of 6-12 weeks, before being integrated back into mainstream education. In this way, we help them avoid the risk of exclusion, support behaviour change, fulfil their potential and raise standards of achievement. This includes targeting pupils for possible careers, thereby making education real and valuable to them.  A small number of pupils remain with us throughout their final year of education and working in partnership with their mainstream school they maintain their curriculum work and complete exams back in their own school

A further key feature of our approach is our outreach activity – working with children in their own schools rather than at the Acorn Free School site.  This provision extends to primary aged pupils and in this way we can help support schools, children and parents who are experiencing difficulties with behaviour change and emotional worries.