School for naughty kids in Lincoln will have no impact on surrounding area, say trustees
A new school in Lincoln aimed at troubled teenagers will "have no impact on the surrounding area", say trustees.
The Acorn Alternative Provision Free School will target pupils aged between 11 and 16 who are at risk of being excluded from other schools and academies.
The school will aim to bring pupils back into learning, provide parental advice and will run intensive programmes to address their emotional and behavioural needs.
It is being proposed to be built on the former Lowfields Infant School site, in Calder Road, opposite The Meadows Primary School.
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Residents and parents are protesting against the school plans, saying it will cause major issues with parking in the area and expressing concerns over a school for naughty children being built so close to a primary school.
But speaking on behalf of the Acorn Free School's trustees, spokesman Jerry Tucker said he was "confident" the local community would soon accept the school.
He addedd: "Acorn Free School will provide a fantastic new service for Lincolnshire, helping youngsters to achieve their full potential.
"Our aim is to prevent exclusions through highly-specialised and experienced teaching for children who struggle in mainstream schools.
"We are confident that the local community will recognise the value of what we are offering.
"In particular, we want to reassure people that the school will provide a secure and safe service that will have no impact on the surrounding area.
"We only wish to work in harmony with the best interests of children. This is an opportunity to provide innovative, pro-active programmes of work."