Dress code

We ask you to take pride in the way you dress for Sixth Form and abide by the Sixth Form Dress Code. It is important that Sixth Form students should be sensitive to the rest of the school community and set an example to our younger students.

The aim is for our Sixth Formers to have a smart appearance, which also allows a degree of personal choice, however the school is a work place and student appearance should reflect that.  Where there is any uncertainty, the decisions will be at the discretion of the Head of Year and Director of Sixth Form.  Students who attend Sixth Form in inappropriate attire may be requested to return home to change, however with the below guidelines that should not be necessary.  The following guidance sets out details of what the school considers to be smart and acceptable dress for Years 12 and 13.

  • All students are expected to wear smart ‘office-wear’ – trousers, skirts, dresses, shirt, jacket and/or smart jumper – tops should not expose shoulders or midriffs.
  • Denim jeans are not permitted
  • Shorts are only allowed during the Summer Term
  • No large, printed t-shirts or sweatshirts or hoodies
  • Skirts and dresses should be smart and no shorter than mid-thigh.
  • Shoes or boots should be smart and clean.  Trainers or walking boots, crocs and flip-flops are not permitted.

Summer Term Only

Shorts are only allowed during the Summer Term

  • Tailored in appearance, such as a chino finish with a hem.
  • No elasticated waists or drawstrings.
  • They should be just above the knee, not halfway up the thigh or below the knee.
  • Swim/Board/Cargo/Lycra/Denim shorts are not acceptable.

Shoes during the summer months can include smart deck shoes, and sandals.

Please avoid wearing excessively high-heeled shoes or boots to prevent accidents when moving around the school. Flip flops/sliders, walking boots are not acceptable footwear.

Body Art and Piercings

  • Ear piercings and one small nose stud are the only permissible piercings.
  • Body art must not be visible.


  • Staff will notify students of the appropriate dress code for school trips
  • Protective clothing should be worn when required in practical lessons g. DT/Art