Following Department of Education guidance the Acorn Free School is currently closed.    

Please see the letters to parents below.

Letter to parents Summer Term 1

COVID19 Hints and tips for young people in Lincolnshire

Letter to parents April 2020

Work Package April 20

March 2020 Covid-19-Closure-letter.pdf

Work packs for the Summer Term can be accessed here:

Work Pack 1

Work Pack 2

Work pack 3

Mechanical Engineering Project

Climate Change Project


Please see the Children’s Commissioner guide to Coronavirus below.



If you have any concerns please contact:

Mrs Dawson (Headteacher)

Mrs Shury (Assistant Headteacher),

Miss Tyson (Curriculum Manager)

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Welcome to The Acorn Free School. We are a secondary Alternative Provision serving the city of Lincoln as well as the wider Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

We work with secondary schools through commissioned places to help children and young people who are at risk of exclusion.

The school opened in September 2013 providing a unique high-quality alternative education for youngsters aged 11-16, who for a variety of reasons may not be succeeding in a conventional classroom environment.

We not only follow a broad and balanced academic and vocational curriculum; we work with children and young people to work out why they are struggling to engage and give them strategies to aid their future success.

Please click here for our Values Statement

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Acorn Term Dates 19-20
Acorn Term Dates 20-21
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