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Uniform and Dress

The Sixth Form dress code

Standard of Dress for 6th Form Students (September 2017)

This is a traditional uniform policy and it is this way in order to prepare you for the rigours and traditions of working life and as such the emphasis is on a smart appearance.

What to wear

Male students are expected to wear a traditional suit with jacket and trousers, a shirt, a tie and plain, dark-coloured leather shoes. A smart jumper or waistcoat may be added under the jacket as long as the tie is clearly visible. Top buttons should be fastened at all times. Sleeves on shirts can be long or short and in hot weather can be rolled up. House badges must be worn. Any other badges are to be school badges.

Female students are expected to wear a traditional suit with jacket and knee length skirt (within 4cm) or full length trousers (Dark coloured patterned trousers are acceptable, and an appropriate top/shirt/blouse/smart jumper which covers the shoulders and has a strap suitable for business wear. Cardigans may be worn underneath jackets, but only without the jacket when in a classroom. Tights must be dark coloured and plain. Dark-coloured, plain, low heeled shoes should be worn to suit smart attire. You may wear boots only if made from leather or look like leather. If wearing boots with a skirt, the boots must be knee-length. When considering whether to wear make-up, it must be suitable for attending a place of work or a job interview and be as natural as possible. House badges must be worn. Any other badges are to be school badges. Jewellery must be discreet and be applicable to a place of work.

What not to wear

Jackets: no short sleeved jackets, or sleeves rolled up; must be longer than the shirt/blouse/top underneath.

Tops: for girls, no T-shirts, polo shirts, vest/strappy tops or other T-shirt type or casual looking tops. No exposed midriffs, backs, shoulders or low-cut tops.

Trousers: no skinny, harem, jeans-style, tapered or tight-fitting trousers.

Skirts: do not wear tight fitting, bodycon or stretch skirts, scalloped skirts or skirts with large splits.

Shoes: do not wear shoes which are open at the front or back, or canvas any which have decorative detail (tassels, glitter, sparkles etc) and boots must not have turnovers.

Decoration: Jewellery is to be kept to a minimum, no extreme hairstyles or obviously or brightly dyed/streaked hair, no visible tattoos, no belts worn out of the loops or with very large buckles, piercings must be discreet and applicable to a place of work, hair accessories must be small and subtle, no patterned tights and hats and scarves not to be worn inside the classrooms.

Coats: no leather, fur, faux fur, denim or hoodie-style coats

If there is debate about an item of clothing, please communicate with Miss C Shutt but ultimately the Headmaster’s decision on the matter will be final.