Dress Code

Sixth Form dress is an important part of the School's image. As a public institution we need to project an image appropriate to the work we do and, as senior members of the School, the Sixth Form are an important part of that image. The respect that an institution earns from the public it serves is, in part, due to the appearance of its members. It is therefore in the students' own interests to adhere to acceptable standards of appearance because they will ultimately benefit by association with a respected establishment. In addition, it is important that the senior members of the School provide a positive role model for the lower school in terms of smart appropriate dress.


As the senior members of the school community, Sixth Formers need not wear formal uniform. However, as preparation for the workplace and as older role models in the school they are expected to adhere to the school’s dress code. School dress should be reasonable, decent, modest and practical.


Sixth Form Students are Expected to Adhere to the following expectations:

Business Suit
Co-ordinated, formal - style dress, skirt or trousers in a dark colour.
If choosing to wear a dress or skirt, they should be of an appropriate length. Short, tight, lycra-style skirts/dresses are not permitted.
Jackets must be worn around school.

Shirt/Blouse
A smart, collared shirt which should be tucked in. The shirt should be worn with an appropriate tie of choice; the tie must be worn up to the neck so that the top button cannot be seen.
OR
A smart sleeved shirt, blouse or top which should not be low-fronted, low-backed, cropped, off-the-shoulder, strappy, transparent, or any similar unsuitable style


Jumper
Plain, jumper (if worn in conjunction with a jacket)


Tights
If worn should be plain dark or neutral


Shoes
Dark, leather type shoes or boots. Doc Marten, Uggs or similar boot styles are not permitted


Hijab
Plain hijabs are permitted but must not cover the face


Jewellery
Should not be excessive. Facial piercings (including tongue) and visible tattoos and body piercings are not permitted. Stud ear-rings only


Hair
Should be kept tidy with no extreme styles. Dyed hair must be within a natural colour range


ID - Badge
As part of Safeguarding, Sixth formers MUST wear their ID badge and school lanyard around their neck, clearly on display, at all times. Denim, leather and lace are not permitted.