Uniform

Aims

  • Encourage pride in the Sixth Form and School
  • Encourage a sense of equality and cohesion
  • Ensure that students of different social, religious and ethnic groups feel welcome
  • Protect students from social pressures to dress in a particular way

 

Our Sixth Form Dress Code is “business dress”.  If uncertain, please clarify the suitability of items with the Sixth Form Team.

  • Suggested items for business dress are: a shirt and tie or blouse; trousers a skirt/dress and a jacket/blazer.  Jackets may not be substituted by jumpers and cardigans, although these may be worn in addition during cold winter months.
  • Skirts worn to school must be of knee length. No Bodycon skirts or Lycra skirts.
  • Trousers should be tailored.  No jeans or jeans style, no leggings or shorts.
  • Shoes should be of a type similar to that worn lower down the school, although not necessarily black.  At Sixth Form students may wear smart ankle boots. No trainers, basketball boots or similar.
  • Longer hair must be worn neatly ideally tied back neatly.
  • Sleeper or stud earrings may be worn, one per earlobe. No nose rings or studs or other facial piercings. Students may be required to remove items if an excessive amount of jewellery is worn
  • Those with facial hair are expected to come to school clean-shaven or with a neatly-trimmed beard. However, this would not necessitate being closely trimmed where this would not be an appropriate expectation for some of our students with a Muslim, Sikh or other faith.

 

The following are not considered appropriate to a business-like working environment and staff should challenge the following:

  • Very short skirts or dresses.
  • Jackets of an informal style such as denim, leather or similar.
  • T-shirts - especially those of a baggy style with logos and similar across the front or back.
  • Dresses or shirt/tops which are strapless, have thin straps, backless or similar; no plunging necklines.

Warnings will be given to students who fail to follow the dress code. Those that receive a warning will lose the privilege of leaving the school site at lunch time and further sanctions may apply.

In the event of repeated infringements parents will be contacted and the student will risk being sent home. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that students come to school in the correct uniform (see home school agreement).