Compliance Items

The Acorn Free School is an Alternative Provision Free School and our compliance items are listed below.

Admission arrangements

Admissions are made by schools who choose to refer to us, parents cannot ‘choose’ The Acorn Free School as an option for secondary education in the first instance as we are an alternative provision Academy. For more information, please click here to view our Admissions Policy

Exam and assessment results

As students are dual registered with their mainstream secondary school, examination results are measured by their host mainstream. We do not examine independently.

Behaviour Policy

At the Acorn Free School we focus on improving behaviour through a variety of strategies and student incentives. Please click here for our Behaviour Policy

Pupil Premium

The Acorn Free School provides support for any schools within and outside of Lincolnshire who purchase a placement or apply for an emergency place. The referring schools use their Pupil Premium Funding to send students to our academy and as such the funding is used to provide personalised education for the students in that way. We do not receive any Pupil Premium Funding directly and assume that it makes up part of the commissioning fees to the Acorn Free School. The commissioning fees that the school receives are used to personalise learning through incentives, provide appropriate interventions and maintain high ratios of staff to pupils. This has helped students improve their attainment.

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

The Acorn Free School is not in receipt of any Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding.

Financial Statement

Here is a copy of our latest audited accounts:

Financial Statement Aug 2019

PE and sport premium

The Acorn Free School is not in receipt of any PE and sport premium funding.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) report

At the Acorn Free School we focus on supporting SEN students through a range of support, interventions and differentiation. Please click here for our SEN Policy,  here for our Local Offer and here for our SEND Information Report

If you would like a paper copy of any of this information on this page, please call the school to arrange for the pages in question to be sent to you.

Charging and Remissions Policy

Our Charging and Remissions Policy can be found by clicking here

Articles of Association

Here is a copy of our Articles of Association: Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Here is a copy of our Funding Agreement: Funding Agreement


Careers Programme Information

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8-11 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.


Privacy Notice

Please find our privacy notices below.

Privacy Notice – Parents/Carers

Privacy Notice – Pupils