- 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 Lycra or tight fitting skirts allowed.
- 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.
You will be spoken to by a member of staff if your uniform does not follow the above guidelines, but this should be only upon arrival to school and being discretely pulled to one side. You may also be spoken discretely to at the end of a lesson or in a private study. The Sixth Form team decision on uniform will be final.
The students who have been spoken to will be recorded on SIMs each day:
- First warning - spoken to by any member of staff and told 'uniform does not follow the school policy' - This to be logged on SIMS and in the comment, box note what the issue was.
- Second warning (for same item of clothing) - Same as above but to be spoken to by the Sixth Form Team (unless already spoken to)
- Third warning (for same item of clothing) - Same as above and sent home to get changed by the Sixth Form Team.
- Any further warnings for the same item of clothing the student will be sent home and upon their return will be asked to see the Assistant Director of Sixth Form every morning for a uniform check - this will stay in place for two weeks.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that students come to school in the correct uniform (see home school agreement).