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Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code

The overarching aim of the Sixth Form dress code is that attire be formal and of a professional standard that would be acceptable in a customer-facing business environment

Purpose – Why is dress code important?

It is essential that Sixth Form students are dressed formally and appropriately for a working day at school, along with staff they are role models for the younger pupils in the school and as such, they must reflect a positive work ethic and attitude towards their learning and appearance at all times.

The main purpose of the dress code is to ensure that Sixth Form students present themselves in a formal, professional manner both inside school and out in the local community.

Students studying Art, Design or Animal Management courses can wear an overall or apron in order to protect their clothing. Students who study Sport and Performing Arts subjects may wear appropriate school-branded clothing for these lessons only, but must ensure they change back into formal dress for all other lessons.

What is formal, professional dress?

1. A formal suit or jacket – jackets must be worn as outer jackets before any coat is introduced

2. Tailored formal trousers, skirt or shorts – skirts and shorts must be of an appropriate business-style length, i.e. closer to the knee than the hip, and must not be form-fitting

3. A formal collared shirt and tie, or a formal blouse that can be collared or uncollared – shirts/blouses must be tucked in, and ties must be done up to the top button

4. A dress that it is of an appropriate professional style, specifically in terms of length and neckline and suitable for a place of work

5. Crew-neck or v-neck jumpers or cardigans, no chunky knitwear, large logos or images

6. Formal leather, leather-style or suede shoes or boots


What is not permitted?

1. Hoodies

2. T-shirts, sport shirts and vest tops

3. Clothing made of see-through material

4. Clothing that is form-fitting

5. Clothing that does not cover the midriff

6. Hats

7. Flannel

8. Denim

9. Beach and sports shorts

10. Leggings in all forms and fishnet tights

11. Trainers, canvas, Vans, flip flops, sliders and “Ugg-style” boots

12. Shoes that have heavy ornamentation like excessive buckles and spikes


Hair and Piercings

Only natural hair colours, and piercings of the outer ears are allowed.

**If you still have questions about what is permitted please contact Mrs Horsfield or contact the school's main number (01543 227320)**