SL6 Dress Code

A dress code is important as it helps to ensure there is parity for all students and it ensures there is respect for the whole school community. Dress code and appearance of sixth formers must reflect the senior position in school and it therefore needs to be decent, safe and appropriate to a school setting. This may mean that this is very different to the choices adopted in your personal life.

  • Students must wear a plain, matching business tailored 2- or 3-piece suit (in colours black, blue or grey) with a collared shirt and tie or blouse or round necked top. Girls may also wear tailored dresses with a black jacket.
  • A matching, plain suit jacket must be worn at all times around the school site. An exception will be made in very hot weather.
  • Shoulders and midriffs should be covered.  There should be no large logos.
  • Tailored skirts and dresses need to be of an appropriate length, just above the knee as a minimum.
  • V-neck jumpers are permitted along with jackets but not instead.
  • Smart black or brown shoes should be worn - no boots or trainers. Headscarves are not allowed - except for religious reasons.
  • No extreme coloured hair. Any extensions or dyed hair needs to be of a natural colour.
  • No hoodies, denim, leggings, short tight fitted skirts or strappy tops should be worn.
  • Make-up and jewellery (including earrings) should be discrete. No visible body piercing or tattoos are permitted. Only clear nose studs will be permitted.
  • No outdoor coats or earphones to be worn inside buildings or to assemblies. Outdoor coats should be black, blue or grey and smart and formal.
  • SL6 lanyard, & ID badge must be worn at all times for safeguarding.
  • An exception will be made for practical lessons where suitable change of clothes will be permitted as necessary for individual lessons only. Students will change back to the above formal business wear after the practical lesson is completed.