6th form dress code (updated September 2016)
Sixth Formers in a school which they share with other younger students are in an unusual position. They have privileges and freedoms that are not granted to those in Year 7 – 11. Staff have different views on how students should look in the Sixth Form, but none of us wants to waste time on disputes over clothes, jewellery or hair. Very importantly we have a high local reputation which is precious; outsiders do make judgements on how our students look, whether we like it or not.
Students should come to school dressed appropriately for study. Whilst we do not have a uniform or insist on smart office-wear, we do ask that students’ dress does not cause offence to staff and other students. Therefore, the following items are not permitted:
T-shirts with inappropriate slogans
Jogging bottoms and/or ‘leisurewear’ trousers
Please note that hats of any kind may only be worn to and from school or when participating in sporting activities. Under no circumstances are hats to be worn inside buildings.
Hair should not be dyed unnatural colours
Sensible jewellery is permitted, but please note that facial jewellery e.g. lip or eyebrow rings/studs and belly rings are not allowed. Jewellery of religious significance is permitted but, as with all jewellery, must be removed if it is deemed a health and safety risk in certain circumstances.
If you do not follow the dress code, you will be sent home to change. In cases of dispute about what is appropriate the Head of Sixth Form will be the final arbiter.
There will be approximately six “dress smartly days” across the year when you will have to come to school dressed in smart office wear.