Sixth Form Dress Code Consultation

New Dress Code From September 2018

Timeline of changes

We plan to implement the new dress code for students joining our Sixth Form from September 2018. Current Year 12 students will have their casual dress code tweaked slightly and it will be strictly enforced.

 

New Dress Code

New students will be required to wear Business Wear (no jacket, tie for boys) from September 2018.

 

Year 12 Boys

  • Trousers, dark in colour, formal/smart. Discreet pattern suitable for business
  • wear is acceptable e.g. pin s
  • tripe.Smart collared shirt – plain or with subtle pattern suitable for business wear.Tie, which is worn correctly.
  • Shoes must be formal, smart and dark in colour – no trainers/canvas shoes.
  • Jumper/cardigan must be smart and plain. No hoodies. Option of wearing a smart jacket (e.g. blazer) if desired.

Year 12 Girls

  • Trousers, skirt or dress (of appropriate length), dark in colour, formal/smart. Discreet pattern suitable for business wear is acceptable e.g. pin stripe.
  • Smart shirt/blouse/top – plain or with subtle pattern suitable for business wear.
  • Shoes must be formal, smart and dark in colour – no trainers/canvas shoes.
  • Jumper/cardigan must be smart and plain. No hoodies. Option of wearing a smart jacket (e.g. blazer) if desired.

 

Year 13 (current Year 12 from May half term 2018)
The current dress code applies with the following modifications:

  • Smart, dark coloured jeans (no rips) / trousers will be required. No leggings, tracksuits or hoodies, skin-tight material, jersey material, shorts or sportswear will be allowed.

Students who are not dressed appropriately for school will be sent home with a warning on the first offence. Any repeat offences will result in the student having to follow the Year 12 dress code as detailed above.

 

Accessories (Applies to both year groups)

  • Piercings – Maximum one stud in each ear. No other visible piercings or ear spacers.
  • Hair – Natural hair colour. No extreme hair styles.
  • Make-up – Must look natural and not applied to excess.
  • Tattoos – Must not be on show at school.
  • Coats – No denim.
  • Belts – Smart leather or faux leather belt.

Current Dress Code (2017/2018)

Though we believe Sixth Form students are individuals and should be allowed some freedom of choice over the clothes they wear, we do require students to dress appropriately for school. With this in mind, we impose the following restrictions in the Sixth Form:

Clothes

  • No track suit bottoms of any kind.
  • No ripped jeans.
  • No clothes which expose too much skin i.e. No short shorts/skirts or tops which expose the midriff, chest or shoulders.
  • No leggings without shorts/skirt over the top.
  • No baseball caps.
  • No hats inside classrooms.
  • No inappropriate or offensive prints on T-Shirts.
  • Trousers/jeans/shorts/skirts must be worn appropriately without showing undergarments.

We recommend:

BOYS – Smart Jeans with Casual Shirt or T-Shirt and Jumper. Trainers are acceptable. In the summer, smart shorts and T-shirt are acceptable, but board shorts and gym attire is not.

GIRLS – Smart Jeans or appropriate length skirt with Casual Blouse or T-Shirt and Jumper/Cardigan. Trainers are acceptable but high-heeled shoes are not recommended. In the summer, tops should cover the shoulders and body and skirts/shorts should be a reasonable length.

Hair/Make-up

  • No extreme hair styles.
  • No un-natural hair colours.
  • No excessive Make-up (Make-up should look natural).

Piercings

  • One stud is allowed in each ear.
  • No other body piercings are allowed. Students will be required to remove these if visible.

Tattoos

  • Must be covered at all times.

Students wearing any clothing deemed inappropriate for school will be sent home to change. The list above is not exhaustive but is meant as a guide. If students attend partnership schools for any of their lessons, their dress code must be followed whilst on their premises. ID badges should be worn at all times.