Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Dress code

Sixth Formers in a school which they share with other younger students are in an unusual position.  They have privileges and freedoms that are not granted to those in Year 7 – 11.  Our reputation is precious; outsiders do make judgements on how our students look, whether we like it or not.  Students should come to school dressed appropriately for study.  We expect students to dress in tailored office-wear:

  • Tailored Jacket
  • Blouse/shirt
  • Skirt/trousers
  • Outdoor coats must be removed within the building
  • Smart shoes only; strictly no trainers, UGG boots or flip flops

The above conditions do not relate to subjects where an agreed uniform has been approved.  However, students on those courses must wear that ‘uniform’ at all times.

  • Hair: Natural hair colour only
  • Piercings and Body Art: should not be visible
  • Hats: Hats of any kind may only be worn to and from school or when participating in sporting activities.  Under no circumstances are hats to be worn inside buildings.
  • Jewellery: Sensible jewellery is permitted at the discretion of Head of Sixth Form, but please note that facial jewellery e.g. lip or eyebrow rings/studs and belly rings are not allowed. Jewellery of religious significance is permitted but, as with all jewellery, must be removed if it is deemed a health and safety risk in certain circumstances. 

Dress Code Protocols and disciplinary outcomes:

Any student who does not conform to the above dress code will be sent home to change by any member of Academy staff

  • In the first instance: note on student file and telephone call home to inform parents that their son/daughter has been sent home to change.  It is the expectation that students will return to school as soon as possible to continue their studies
  • In the second instance: formal letter outlining our uniform concerns and arrange a parental meeting to agree next steps
  • In the third instance: removal from Sixth Form roll and student seeks alternative provision