Sixth Form Dress Code

  • A smart business suit comprising of a blazer and equivalent colour trousers – navy, black, charcoal grey or any other dark colour
  • Smart plain business shirt worn with a tie – insignia or motifs are not permitted on shirts or ties
  • Smart suit trousers (jeans / cords / shorts / chinos / cropped or tight trousers are not permitted)
  • Shoes must be formal, smart, dark in colour and complement the suit worn (no trainers)
  • In cold weather, students are permitted to wear smart polo neck jumpers under their blazers


Sixth Form students are permitted to wear jewellery but are asked to keep it minimal and discrete.

  • No denim (or similar looking) clothing is permitted
  • Students should not have any visible piercings (other than earrings) or tattoos
  • Belts are to be plain, regular width and designed to hold up trousers or skirts – not just a fashion accessory
  • Very short skirts and bare midriffs are not acceptable and girls’ shoulders should be covered at all times. Clothing that is too revealing or likely to cause embarrassment must be avoided
  • No clothing with obscene slogans or messages is permitted
  • No head garments (except those worn for religious or cultural reasons)
  • Plain coat/anorak - without motifs or insignia
  • Students are also reminded that the wearing of hoodies, scarves and outdoor coats in the sixth form (especially during lessons) is not allowed

The above list is not meant to be exhaustive but instead represents a guideline to the meaning of ‘business dress’. If in doubt the Head of Sixth Form Studies should be contacted prior to any purchase to confirm the suitability of any items. Please note that the same dress code applies when students sit examinations.