Today, we at Acorn were delighted to read national headlines highlighting that not only do mobile phones have no place in our schools, but that there are deeply harmful consequences of allowing children to be exposed to such technology.
Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, has gone on record to say,
‘I admire head teachers who do not allow mobiles to be used during the school day…. Studies have shown mobile phones can have a real impact on working memory and fluid intelligence,
This weekend a group of our Upper School students headed off to Snowdonia, North Wales for a weekend of adventure, fun and challenges. Unfortunately, with UK blessed with amazing weather, the first challenge was keeping up morale as we waded through the M6 traffic, on our way to the mountains! Before long the distinct silhouettes of the Snowdon Massif and Glyderau on the horizon made the journey worth it.
We arrived in our campsite, in the Ogwen Valley, as the sun was
Today sixth form students across the country received their A level results and have had their university places confirmed or otherwise. Today is like any other day for the students of The Acorn School because they don’t sit state examinations. However, this doesn’t mean that they are not moving on to higher education – they are. Indeed, we have had another excellent year with all of our students who applied for university achieving places, direct from The Acorn School, with no GCSEs or A-levels.