Dress Code

In fostering a culture of high standards and expectations, we expect our students to adhere to a ‘business wear’ dress code. Our definition of business wear is:

Male students

Female students

   

Smart plain business shirt

Smart plain top or blouse

Tie

Smart, tailored trousers (jeans/ cords/chinos/canvas/ shorts/  cropped or skin tight trousers are not permitted)

Smart, tailored trousers (no jeans/ cords/ chinos/ canvas/ shorts)

Smart skirt/ dress (skirts should be worn on or just above the knee)

A smart business suit – navy, black, charcoal grey or any other dark colour. A blazer/ tailored jacket with co-ordinating trousers may also be worn.

A smart business suit – navy, black, charcoal grey or any other dark colour. A blazer/ tailored jacket with co-ordinating trousers or skirt may also be worn.

Shoes must be formal, smart and dark in colour (no trainers/canvas shoes)

Shoes must be formal, smart and dark in colour (no trainers/canvas shoes)

Jackets should be in a dark colour and not denim or leather.

Jackets should be in a dark colour and not denim or leather.

 

  • Sixth Form students are permitted to wear jewellery but are asked to keep it minimal and discrete.
  • Students should not have any visible piercings (other than earrings) or tattoos.
  • Very short skirts and bare midriffs are not acceptable and girls’ shoulders should be covered at all times.  Clothing that is too revealing or likely to cause embarrassment must be avoided.
  • Students’ hair should be well-kept, clean.
  • No clothing with obscene slogans or messages is permitted.
  • No head garments (except those worn for religious or cultural reasons).
  • No hoodies.
  • No denim or leather clothing.

The above list is not meant to be exhaustive but instead represents a guideline to the meaning of ‘business wear’. If in doubt a member of the Sixth Form team should be contacted prior to any purchase to confirm the suitability of any items.

Students who do not adhere to the dress code will have items of clothing confiscated or be sent home to change. Repeated failure to follow the rules on the dress code will be dealt with under the school’s behaviour policy.

Please note that the same dress code applies when students sit examinations.