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Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code Expectations

All Sixth Formers are expected to look smart and be attired and otherwise presented in a manner which befits a professional work-place, and which does credit to the students themselves and to the School. This applies to when students are at School and when they are representing the School in any capacity.

Ladies

  • Are to wear a smart tailored suit (not tight fitting) comprising of a dress, skirt or trousers of a dark colour (e.g. black, dark grey, navy blue). Jackets must be worn at all times.
  • Trousers must reach the ankles, leggings or capri pants are not acceptable.
  • If a skirt or dress is worn it must be of a respectable length, no shorter than a “knee above the knee”.
  • Skirts, trousers and dresses made from stretch fabric must still allow the garment to drape and not be figure-hugging. Skirts which ride-up due to overly stretchy material and figure-hugging skirts are not acceptable.
  • A smart blouse or shirt should be worn that is long enough to cover the midriff and not low cut. Undergarments should not be visible.
  • If a jumper or cardigan is worn, this should be plain, dark in colour and of fine knit.
  • Shoes should be clean and smart, appropriate for a suit with not too high of a heel.
  • Hair should be neat and tidy.
  • Any make-up, jewellery and nail varnish should be subtle.

Gentlemen

  • Are to wear a smart tailored suit of a dark colour (black, dark grey, brown, navy blue). Jackets are to be worn at all times.
  • Trousers must reach the ankle, socks should be worn which are visible and of a dark colour.
  • A formal collared shirt with a tie should be worn.
  • If a jumper or cardigan is worn, this should be plain, dark in colour and of a fine knit.
  • Accessories such as waistcoats, tie clips etc. can be worn.
  • Shoes should be clean and smart, appropriate for a suit.
  • Hair should be neat and tidy and of an appropriate length. A clean shaven appearance is expected but a tidy, short beard will be acceptable.

If a teacher feels that a Sixth Form student is not adhering to the dress code, the student in question will be referred to the Head of Sixth Form. In the first instance, students will be advised on how to adjust their appearance to fit the dress code. If necessary, this will be followed up with a communication home. A Sixth Form student is a role model for the younger members of the School. Therefore, continued failure to meet expectations could result in a student being sent home to change.