Sixth Form Student Dress Code

Students who enter the Sixth Form as young adults within the school community understand the importance of acting as role models. They are expected to set an example to the rest of the School. Ultimately, students enter the Sixth Form to work and contribute to the wider school community – their dress should reflect this. As a general guide you should dress therefore as though you were in a formal environment.

Girls choose from:

  • Tailored jacket in dark colours. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress i.e. – pin stripes, or faintly chequered.
  • Tailored trousers or skirt, in dark colours. Trousers should be full length and not cut off. Skirts must be worn with tights and be mid- thigh length as a minimum.
  • A conventional blouse or shirt – plain, or modestly patterned providing it is tailored and designed for professional wear. It must have sleeves and must not be low cut; it must cover shoulders and midriff. Cleavage should not be visible. T shirts are not permitted.
  • Plain fine knit jumpers or cardigans may be worn with blouse/shirt and jacket.
  • Plain leather shoes capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted. Shoes should be conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours. Heels should be less than 5cm high.

Boys choose from:

  • Conventional two piece suit, with matching tailored jacket and trousers in dark colours, as a general guide in brown, blue, grey, or black. Trousers should be full length. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress (i.e. – pin stripes).
  • Conventional office shirt plain or modestly patterned (i.e. stripes and checks) pastel coloured formal shirts may be worn providing they are tailored and designed for professional dress; these must be worn with a tie. Shirts must be tucked in to trousers at all times. The tie must be fully visible to below the knot at all times.
  • Plain fine knit jumpers or cardigans may be worn with shirt, tie and jacket; tie knots must still be visible if a jumper or cardigan is worn.
  • Plain leather shoes, capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted. Conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours.
  • Ties are to be worn with the top button done up at all times and the knot covering the top button.

The dress code is to be worn smartly around the school. All students must wear jackets to assembly and formal events. Sixth Form Students will be issued with an ID pass and a lanyard which you will be expected to wear whilst on site.

Jewellery must be subtle and consistent with smart professional dress. Apart from earrings no other visible piercings, are permitted and it is not acceptable to cover up additional piercings with, for example, plasters.

These rules are in place so that you feel you are coming to the Sixth Form to work, and because you are setting an example to the rest of the school, which is very formally dressed. You may need to bring in an appropriate change of clothes for P.E. and Dance.

The following are NOT allowed:

  • Jeans or chino style trousers
  • Jersey jackets, trousers or skirts
  • Corduroy or denim
  • ‘Hoodies’ of any description even if worn as an outdoor coat
  • Headgear (except for parentally confirmed religious or medical reasons)
  • Trainers
  • Combat trousers, shorts or cut-offs
  • Strappy tops or vests
  • Exposing bare midriff, cleavage or chest
  • Sportswear / leisurewear, including velour and cotton jersey
  • Extremes of style, for example, mini skirts
  • Logos
  • Visible facial or body piercings (except ear rings) or tattoos
  • Unnatural hair colourings or extreme hairstyles

In line with the lower school, items such as ‘Hoodies’ and inappropriate piercings will be confiscated until the end of term.