Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code

The guidelines below are given to draw attention to the main requirements of our dress code. Sixth form team and other members of staff reserve the right to interpret “guidelines” about what is, and is not, appropriate.

We very much hope that everyone will understand that the expectations are based on what clothes and appearance would be acceptable in business workplaces. Reasonable jewellery and make up may be worn but we expect that the Sixth Form will be setting an example to the rest of the school in appearing smart and business-like. Parents and students of Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form agree to this code in choosing us as their further education provider and we hope that the guidelines are specific enough to inform decisions. Please ask a member of the sixth form team though if you are uncertain.

The code requires the following:

A suit or jacket with a dress, skirt or trousers.

Jackets must be worn at all times when away from the sixth form area. Jacket should be smart and not normal outerwear jackets, though these may be worn to and from school and when moving across school in colder weather.

No denim (of any colour) or leather (including leather look) is permitted in trousers, skirts, jackets or dresses

Clothes should not be skin tight.

Skirts, shorts or culottes must be no shorter than 2 inches/5 centimetres above the knee when standing. If this is not possible then trousers are advised.

Undergarments should not be visible and tops and bottoms must join (no crop tops).

Hoodies are not acceptable.

Shoes or boots must be smart, no trainers or flip-flops are permitted.

Facial jewellery is not permitted and must be removed when in school.

No tattoos should be visible.

Summer term: tailored shorts are permissible (see length above) and jackets are not compulsory.

Those not adhering to the code will

  1. First be issued with a verbal warning and offered stock alternative to comply with the code.
  2. A second violation will result in an email warning copied to parents.
  3. Further non-compliance will result in parents being formally contacted and additional consequences being applied.

We base our expectations on the type of clothes and appearance that would be acceptable in the work place and Sixth Form students are expected to set an example to the rest of the school through their high standard of business-like dress and the way they present themselves.

Parents and students choosing to attend Sixth Form at Sir John Talbot’s do so in the full knowledge of what our dress code requires of Sixth Form students.