Sixth Form Dress Code

The Sixth form dress sends a strong message to the rest of the school and the community about pride in their appearance and attitude to work. The impression it creates sets an example to younger pupils and is a strong influencing factor.


To specify a style of dress which is different both from uniform in Years 7 – 11 and from leisure wear.  It should be smart and show that Sixth Formers are concerned about their appearance, the impression it creates and the example it gives to younger pupils.

General Principles

  1. Clothes should be appropriate to the school working environment and follow the requirements listed below.
  2. Excessive make-up and excessive jewellery are to be avoided.

Required Dress:

Smart trousers; skirt; dress – all to be worn with a smart jacket.

Smart jumpers can be worn under a jacket.

Smart shoes or ankle boots.

Boys:  Shirt with a collar.  Tie.

Girls:  Skirts/dresses should be mid-thigh length or longer.  Smart blouse; shirt or smart top.

Please Note:

  • Shirts & blouses should be worn tucked into trousers or skirts.
  • Trousers should always be below calf-length.
  • The following items are not permitted: shorts; jeans/denim (of any colour); leggings; sweatshirts; hoodies; t-shirts; thin strapped tops; leather coats or jackets.
  • No garments bearing a slogan.
  • Only very discrete jewellery is acceptable. Acceptable piercings: Ears, nose (discreet stud only).
  • No extreme hair styles.
  • No trainers or canvas shoes.


Failure to comply with these requirements may result in students being sent home to rectify the issue.

The final decision regarding Sixth Form dress lies with the Sixth Form Leadership Team.