SIXTH FORM DRESS CODE
The Sixth Form Dress Code is ‘Work Smart’
The school requires all its students to present in a formal manner befitting a school with high aspirations and aiming for high levels of achievement. We require students to wear clothing that is perceived by staff, visitors, younger students and the wider community as suitable for a learning and working environment .
In practice this means that students must not wear:
-track suit bottoms
-hoodies (suggested alternatives are a coat, blazer, fitted jacket, tailored cardigan or pullover, warm scarf)
-caps / hats or other headwear (except for religious/cultural reasons)
-sleeveless t-shirts or shirts
-any clothing which is ripped or torn as a fashion statement or which is emblazoned with large logos
As the school is primarily a learning environment and we all have to be conscious of how appearance can be perceived by all members of the school community, it is a further requirement that:
-trainers are smart, preferably dark in colour
-jeans are smart – darker in colour and not ripped
-skirts/dresses are knee length or longer
-there is no underwear on show
-there are no bare midriffs and chests. All clothing, especially shirts and blouses, must be buttoned or fastened appropriately
-there are no tattoos on show
-all female students wearing leggings must also wear a skirt or dress so that decency is preserved in a work place environment
-headphones and ear plugs for electronic devices are not to be worn around the school site during working hours. They are permitted in the sixth form centre.
There may be other specific dress and accessory issues relevant to particular curriculum areas such as no piercings worn during practical PE or Dance and no open footwear in Chemistry. Subject Leaders will advise about these.
Failure to comply with the dress code will result in you being sent home to change into appropriate clothing.