Sixth Form Dress Code

The expectation is that sixth form students will dress appropriately for serious study and as role models, will set a good example to the rest of the school.

We do not expect issues to arise as a result of the dress code, as it has been produced in consultation with students, parents and staff.

The following do not form part of the dress code and should not be worn.

  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Shorts or hot pants
  • Ripped jeans/trousers. Hipster jeans must preserve the bounds of decency.
  • Hats or caps
  • Bare midriffs i.e. no crop-tops
  • Inappropriate logos or slogans on T-shirts
  • Vest tops.  However, a sleeveless dress or blouse is acceptable. 
  • Blouses must not be revealing.
  • Beach wear, including rubber/plastic flip-flops
  • If skirts or dresses are worn they must be closer in length to the knee than the bottom!
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn: there are health and safety issues in certain areas of the school especially, but not exclusively, in science, food technology and DT
  • Inappropriate hairstyles - particularly if too short (below #2), or inappropriately dyed or two-tone hair colours
  • Visible facial piercings including tongue studs, eyebrow rings, nose studs or retainers etc.
  • Any tattoos must be covered at all times
  • Studded neck-chains/bracelets
  • Sunglasses must not be worn inside
  •  Leggings are acceptable, but only under a dress or a skirt: bottoms must be FULLY covered


If an issue is referred to a linked director in the sixth form team, students will receive a verbal warning and must report to the member of staff at the start of the following day (usually at the staff room).

If the issue persists:

Student will be spoken to and a concern will be logged on Go 4 Schools initially,

A 1st warning letter will be sent home if students still do not comply,

A 2nd warning letter will be sent home as well as an after school detention,

The student will be placed in isolation until the issue has been resolved.

If in doubt…check it out!

Ask your tutor, head of house, or sixth form house link.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Examples below:
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