Acorns are satellites of Woodlands School currently based in Oswestry and Bishops Castle.

The provisions offer primary education to a group of up to 12 pupils from years 5, 6 or 7. The whole curriculum is encompassed including the core subjects of Maths, English and Science together with the opportunity to experience activities such as horticulture which, with a cross curricular approach, give practical experience of Science, Maths and English and also build personal and social skills.

Educational visits take place throughout the year to offer enrichment to the school experience.

Although compact, Acorns offer all that larger settings are able to provide with the additional advantage of small groups and high staff ratios. Strengths and weaknesses can therefore be supported with learning experiences that pupils will enjoy and activities that are tailored to the needs of the individual.

At Acorns we follow the 5 R’s ethos:


Have good manners, be helpful, listen carefully, think of others and share


Follow rules, think ahead, be well organised, make good choices and be trustworthy


Know what to do when stuck, try different ways of doing things, solve problems, think for yourself and ask good questions


Keep focused, learn from mistakes, be confident, bounce back and keep trying


Try their best, be a good team player, be honest, be someone you can count on and be fair