Sixth Form Dress Code

Although students are given personal preference over their clothing they should be dressed safely and appropriately so that appearance promotes a positive image and does not render them vulnerable or open to criticism.

Dress should not be offensive, revealing, cause embarrassment or give rise to misunderstanding.  While studying with us you represent us with younger students, parents and the public. Your appearance contributes to our reputation.

Clothing should not be dirty, frayed, ripped or torn (no ripped jeans). Tops should not carry wording or pictures that might be offensive or cause damage to our reputation. It is inappropriate to wear clothing such as cut-off shorts, crop tops, see through material or clothes that expose areas of the body normally covered at work. Sportswear is also not permitted which includes club shirts/kits, tracksuit trousers and leggings.

Footwear must be safe and clean and take account of health and safety considerations. Flip-flops are not acceptable.

Students should not wear excessive or unconventional clothing or jewellery that could present a health and safety risk, for example ear bars. Nose rings are not permitted but nose studs are acceptable.

Hair should be neat tidy and well groomed. Hair styles and colours which are considered extreme may be deemed as unacceptable. Hats should not be worn in the classroom. Teachers are within their rights to ask students to remove outer clothing such as coats, hats, etc.

We recommend that tattoos where appropriate should remain covered at all times if they compromise a professional appearance.

Where a student’s appearance is, in their teacher’s view, unacceptable the student will be required to return home to change.