Dress Code

One of the privileges of being in the Sixth Form is not having to wear a school uniform.  You are role models in school, and so whilst we want you to be comfortable, we also want to maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all.

In interpreting the dress code, students should ensure that their overall appearance is appropriate to that of a working environment.  

We expect that you will dress suitably and avoid extremes of fashion. Students must follow these simple rules:

  • Student ID card and lanyard must be worn at all times (including entry and exit from school)
  • Jogging bottoms may be worn but worn appropriately
  • No tops that do not cover the torso/midriff
  • No underwear should be visible at any time
  • No extremely ripped jeans
  • Shorts and skirts must be of a reasonable length
  • No clothing or other accessories which display inappropriate/offensive logos
  • No visible tattoos
  • No excessive jewellery or piercings
  • Coats must not be worn in classrooms
  • Headphones and mobile phones are only permitted in the sixth form areas, not in corridors in main school

During the warmer months of the year, students are reminded that they are in a school, not a college, and will therefore come into contact with younger students throughout the day. Any clothing that is deemed inappropriate will be challenged.

It is recognised that this dress code will not cover all issues that may arise. Students may seek to wear, for example, items which have not been covered by the above guidelines, but which are against the spirit of this dress code. In such a case, or given any dispute, the final decision is made by the Post 16 Leadership Team.