Acorn Park Proprietorship

Acorn Park School is operated by Acorn Care and Education Ltd

Acorn Park School is owned by Acorn Norfolk Ltd and is a fully owned subsidiary of Acorn Care and Education Ltd, which is part of Outcomes First Group, a provider of children’s services in the UK.

Acorn Park School has its own dedicated management team, under the leadership of Peter Marshall, Head of Service. Oversight of school management is provided by the Regional Director for Options Autism, Nick Simpson, responsible to the Managing Director, Jane Worsley, and Chief Operating Officer, Richard Power.

Richard Power also acts as the registered Proprietor Chairperson for Acorn Care and Education Ltd, which is the proprietor body.

The management team is complemented by Group support functions covering Quality and Compliance, Admissions and Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and IT. Key decisions are referred to Outcomes First Group’s Board of Directors, consisting of Outcomes First Group CEO, David Leatherbarrow and CFO, Jean-Luc Janet, together with an independent Chairman and three Non-Executive Directors.

In addition, the Group continues its robust governance through local governing committees, a national education performance board, chaired by the Operations Director and an independent Safeguarding and Quality Committee with three independent members. These governance groups meet every term.


If you have a question, concern or complaint regarding Acorn Park please contact the Head of Service: Peter Marshall in the first instance.