6th Form Dress Code

6th Form students will be regarded as role models for students lower down the school, and their standards of dress are an important part of the aspirational culture of the 6th form.

Students are asked to regard 6th Form dress requirements in a positive manner. It is increasingly common for 6th Forms to have an expectation that students come into school wearing business dress. The aim is to have a smart appearance that allows a degree of personal choice. However, your school is a workplace and your appearance should reflect that. On certain occasions, you will be required to dress formally in House colours (details below).

General Dress Code


  • A collared shirt should be worn (polo shirts are acceptable and t-shirts may be worn under jumpers)
  • Tailored trousers or chinos (jeans are not acceptable)
  • Suit jacket, blazer, jumper or cardigan (hoodies are not acceptable)
  • Smart shoes must be worn (no trainers or flip flops)
  • Ties are optional


  • Smart tops e.g. shirt or blouse must be worn (exposure of the abdomen is unacceptable as are low cut, strapless, backless or baggy tops)
  • Skirts and dresses should not be too short (just above knee length at the shortest and no denim)
  • Trousers may be full or three quarter length but no shorter. Any cropped trousers must be formal or tailored (jeans are not acceptable)
  • Suit jacket, blazer, jumper or cardigan (hoodies are not acceptable)
  • Smart shoes or boots must be worn (no trainers or flip flops)

Clothing required for course specific reasons e.g. chef whites and sports clothes may be worn in those lessons as and when required by the teacher but must not be worn around the school in general.

Clothing that features logos, slogans or badges are unacceptable – this does not extend to manufacturers names or small logos that are displayed discreetly.

Hair must be of a natural colour, bright colours are not acceptable.

Hats and other headwear items are also deemed unacceptable.

Most jewellery is considered acceptable; however, students may be required to remove items if an excessive amount of jewellery is worn.

Because of the constant changes of fashion that take place, it has to remain the right of the Senior Leadership Team, and the 6th Form team to determine that a particular item of dress is not appropriate for school.

Students who turn up to school inappropriately dressed will be asked to go home and change.

Repeated failure to meet the expectations of 6th Form will lead to further disciplinary action.

Formal Dress Code

On occasions, 6th Form students will be expected to dress formally.


  • Tailored suit or smart tailored trousers with shirt (tucked in)
  • Smart shoes (no trainers, canvas shoes)
  • House tie


  • Tailored suit, or smart tailored trousers/skirt with blouse, shirt or tailored top
  • Smart shoes (no trainers, canvas shoes, flip flops)
  • House pin

ALL students must wear their ID badges and lanyards at all times.