Dress code

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We have a compulsory dress code for all sixth form students. The objectives of the dress code are to help:

  • promote self-esteem amongst our students
  • prepare students for the world of work
  • provide our wider community with a positive image of our academy

Members of the sixth form will be expected to set a decent and high standard in their personal appearance, to act as role models and set an example for all other students at the academy with their personal appearance.

Female

  • Smart trousers, skirt or dress. Tight fitting items are not permitted.
  • Smart jacket or suit (optional)
  • Skirts must be of an appropriate length for business (Short skirts/tube or body-con style skirts are not permitted)
  • Appropriate blouse or top (not low cut, cropped, off the shoulder or see through)
  • Shoes – smart shoes with heels up to 3 inches
  • Smart boots are allowed (not UGG type boots)
  • No shorts or playsuits
  • No casual/logo t-shirts
  • No trainers, pumps or Vans
  • No hoodies
  • No leggings or jeans
  • Natural coloured hair only
  • No facial piercings (cover up or wear clear fillers)
  • Maximum one small ear stud per ear, no ear stretchers (cover up or wear clear fillers)

Male

  • Smart trousers
  • Smart jacket or suit (optional)
  • Shirt and tie
  • Tie must be worn with shirt collar fastened and tie length to reach the top of trousers/belt
  • Shoes – smart shoes
  • No shorts
  • No trainers, pumps or Vans
  • No hoodies
  • No jeans
  • Natural coloured hair only
  • No facial piercings (cover up or wear clear fillers)
  • Maximum one small ear stud per ear, no ear stretchers (cover up or wear clear fillers)

It is the role of the student to maintain the boundaries of acceptable business dress and presentation. Students should consult with a member of the post-16 staff team before wearing an item of clothing about which they are unclear as to its suitability. Students should think about whether an outfit is appropriate for a place of work or an interview.

Students who study PE, drama and any other subject that requires more informal, comfortable dress will be allowed to get changed during the academy day. They are not allowed to come to academy in PE kit, drama clothes etc, for the full academy day. Students will be offered protective overcoats/aprons for relevant subjects.

The judgement of the principal will be final on matters of acceptable dress and presentation.

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