Professional Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code as of September 2017

We would like to make you aware of the new sixth form dress code which will be implemented from September 2017 in both Years 12 and 13, and attach a copy of the new dress code policy for your information.

The new policy has been agreed after a parent and teacher consultation period as well as full approval from the school governors.

As you will see from the examples of professional clothing and the recommended sources of where to buy said items, we have given careful consideration to the issue of availability and cost. 

We trust that you will give your full support to this change of policy and can appreciate that this is being implemented for the benefit of your son/daughter’s academic success.


Examples of ACCEPTABLE items of professional clothing

  • Trousers, dress and/or skirt with a formal jacket (jacket is not compulsory),
  • Smart chino or dark denim trousers.
  • A smart shirt/blouse and/or smart jumper may be worn.
  • Long or short sleeve shirts.  These can be worn with a tie (a tie is not compulsory but is recommended).
  • V-neck sweaters, sleeveless or long sleeves may be worn to accompany a jacket and/or shirt & tie.
  • Department specific uniforms/clothing such as PE, Engineering or Performing Arts department.  The school logo needs to be present on all items of clothing.


Examples of UNACCEPTABLE items of professional clothing

  • Ripped or bright/multi coloured denim jeans.
  • Blue jeans/denim
  • Tracksuits, hoodies and casual sports T-shirts.
  • Leisure shorts, combat trousers, sweat shirts and ripped trousers.
  • Baseball caps/hats
  • Clothing bearing inappropriate slogans.
  • Trainers, plimsolls, flip-flops and canvas shoes
  • Items of clothing that expose the shoulders


The following is also part of the Sixth Form dress code policy:

  • Facial piercings are not allowed.  
  • This includes piercings of the septum, lip, chin, nose and eyebrow.
  • Piercings of the ear are allowed but must be kept to one piercing per ear.
  • Hair colour needs to be a natural colour.
  • Lanyards must been worn at all times whilst onsite.