The Sixth Form Dress Code

Why do we have a dress code?

The school retains a dress code in Sixth Form for a number of reasons:

  • Many students prefer having a uniform so that the focus of the day can be on the learning by removing the worry about what to wear each day.

  • It prepares you for the workplace and careers after Sixth Form where you will adhere to a business dress code.

  • Your Sixth Form suit is handy for any interviews you may receive over the two years.

The Suit

  • Blazer: as supplied by our outfitters.

  • Skirt or Trouser: as supplied by our outfitters.

Skirts should be no more than 5cm above the knee; students should be able to climb stairs and move about the school without embarrassing others. Blazer to be worn at all times including assemblies, but they can be taken off during lessons at the teacher’s permission.


Any suitable business type top is permitted. A collared blouse, shirt or fitted top may be worn; colour optional. These must cover the shoulders and stomach.

Tops must not be revealing or low-cut or in a sheer material.Casual T-shirts are not acceptable; these would include logos, branded tops, loose fitted T-shirts or spaghetti straps.


Smart business-type black shoes should be worn which are appropriate for walking and working in a practical environment. The heel and toe should be enclosed. Ankle boots are allowed IF wearing trousers with the trouser on the outside.

Casual footwear such as vans/converse type, trainers, flip-flops, ugg boots, loose sandals and stilettos are not appropriate.

Optional extras: Cardigans/Jumpers, Belts and Tights

  • A second layer may be worn in the winter. A smart business-like cardigan or jumper may be worn discreetly under the jacket. These items should not fall below the length of the jacket. Tights: Plain black or natural tights are allowed. It is a good idea to have a spare pair in case tights ladder during the day. Belts Plain black only, in keeping with professional office dress.

  • Hooded tops or casual sweatshirts are not permitted. No patterned tights to be worn. No fashion belts, ie. any colour other than black.

Overcoats & scarves

  • Any outdoor coats/ jackets/scarves/gloves/hats are permitted; however, they should be removed when entering the building and should not be worn in lessons, study periods, assemblies or religious events.


  • Hair should be a natural hair colour. Added hair colours, wigs or weaves are allowed in natural hair colours. A subtle headband can be worn to conceal a hairline. Braids are allowed if the predominant hair colour is also a natural hair colour.

  • We do not permit extremes of fashion in hairstyle, closely shaved heads or patterns cut into hair or extreme adornments or hair decorations.


  • One earring in each ear, necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery are allowed but should be discreet.

  • Facial piercings or other visible piercings are not permitted. Tongue piercings should not be worn in school.


Discreet makeup is allowed


No visible tattoos are permitted


Any suitable bag is permitted