As senior members of the school community, Sixth Formers need not wear formal uniform. However, they are expected to look smart at all times and should wear sensible, business-like dress. This allows Sixth Formers greater flexibility than the main school whilst maintaining overall standards of smartness.
Sixth Form dress is an important part of the school’s image. As a public institution we need to project an image of the work we do and as senior members of the school, the Sixth Form are an important part of that image. The respect that a school earns from its community is, in part, due to the appearance of its students. It is, therefore important that Sixth Formers uphold good standards of appearance and provide a model for the lower school in terms of smart appropriate dress.
Sixth Formers attend school to study, to work with teachers, to work with younger students and to contribute to the academic ethos and social life of the school. Their appearance therefore, should always be smart and business like.
What NOT to wear:
Ideal business wear:
Plain trousers/skirt, plain shirt/blouse, plain polo shirt, plain blazer/cardigan/jumper, plain jet black jeans (no rips, tears or skinny) dark shoes (including plain black vans or converse as long as they have no white sole or logo’s they must be all black), girl’s flat smart leather ankle boots.
Any judgement about the suitability of clothing and appearance for work will be at the discretion of the Headteacher. Students who dress or behave inappropriately will be asked to go home. Those that are sent home for failing to adhere to the dress code are expected to return to school once they are changed. Failure to do so will be counted as unauthorised absence.
As part of their dress code students must wear their ID badges so that they can be identified as a KS5 students at this school.