Ethos statement

Acorn Digital Learning sits within the Acorn Education & Care Group, a reputable and established provider of specialist living and learning services for vulnerable children and young people.

Acorn Education & Care forms a key part of the Education and Residential divisions of Outcomes First Group. Outcomes First Group is the leading children’s care provider in the UK renowned for supporting, educating and caring for children and young people requiring safe and nurturing environments through no fault of their own, in which these individuals can learn, grow and succeed.

This means Acorn Digital Learning benefits from Acorn Education & Care’s unmatched reach, capacity, heritage and expertise in the SEND and SEMH arena, with regulators consistently judging our education services as Good or Outstanding.

Our alternative learning provision is representative of the quality of care and education delivery provided across the wider group, placing children and young people at the centre of everything we do.

The present number of children either within the care of Outcomes First Group or accessing our education services achieving positive outcomes is testament to the dedication of teams across the National Fostering Group’s foster agencies and our school-based staff throughout the UK.

The sheer scale and impact of these accomplishments is something that is uniquely embedded within the culture of Acorn Digital Learning. Our online education service is a valued extension to everything the Group stands for; showcased best through our teachers   and members of staff the children and young people accessing our provision will work with throughout their studies with us.

“We welcome each young person and then work to personalise their learning, to improve their self-esteem, self-confidence and progress their outcomes. Our students’ dreams, their future, is our challenge.”  ADL Maths teacher