Sixth Form Dress Code

Dress Code Policy

  • Our Sixth Form students are role models for our school community

  • Their behaviour and dress should be suitable for a school learning environment, so that the confidence and respect of pupils, staff, parents, visitors and the community is maintained

  • We expect clothing to be smart, clean, and well maintained

  • We expect students to maintain good personal hygiene

  • Students should feel comfortable dressing in clothing that matches their gender identity



  • A Sixth Form lanyard must be worn round the neck and visible at all times.


Students’ clothing should include a combination of:

  • Smart skirts or dresses (that sit just above the knee or longer)

  • Tailored smart trousers

  • Blouses or shirts

  • Smart jumpers and cardigans

  • Tailored jackets

  • Business suits and ties (school tie is available)

  • Smart shoes


Clothing that is not suitable includes, but is not limited to:

  • Miniskirts, mini dresses, sundresses (no shorter than above your knee)

  • Clothing that is too tight and/or rides up (bodycon)

  • Shorts or skorts or playsuits

  • Spaghetti strapped, strapless tops or dresses

  • T-shirts, vests, polo-shirts or dresses

  • See-through, cut-out clothing, off-the-shoulder, or low-cut clothing

  • Crop tops

  • Clothing that exposes underwear

  • Clothing with logos and slogans

  • Leggings (unless under dresses)

  • Denim clothing

  • Sweatshirts and hoodies

  • Tracksuits, sports clothing, or cycle shorts

  • Trainers, Converse, Vans, flipflops, sliders or Uggs


Ultimately, the decision on whether clothing is suitable for a school environment rests with the Sixth Form Team and the Headteacher.



  • Students dress will be monitored throughout the day by all members of staff.
  • Students who are not dressed for a smart school environment will be asked to go home and change
  • Reasonable adjustments may be made on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Head of Sixth Form/Head of Year 12/Head of Year 13
  • Adjustments due to hot weather may be made and will be communicated to students and parents.



  • If you are unsure, or would like more guidance, please contact the Sixth Form Management team before purchasing items
  • If you are eligible for the post-16 student bursary, or are experiencing financial hardship, please contact