Dress Code

 

The dress code is compulsory for all Post 16 students.   
 
The objectives of this 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 school

 

Members of Post 16 will be expected to set a decent and high standard in their personal appearance. Post 16 students will be seen by the rest of the school and will therefore be expected to act as role models and set an example for all other students in their personal appearance. 

 

Female

  • Smart trousers, skirt or dress.  Tight fitting items are not permitted.
  • Smart jacket or suit (optional)
  • Skirts must not be more than 2 inches above the knee. (Short skirts/tube or body-con style skirts are NOT permitted)
  • Appropriate blouse or top (NOT low cut, cropped or see through)
  • Shoes – smart shoes with heels up to 3 inches
  • Smart boots are allowed (NOT UGG type boots)
  • No shorts
  • No trainers
  • No hoodies
  • No leggings
  • No jeans or chino style trousers
  • No facial piercings (cover up or wear clear fillers for school)
  • Maximum one small ear stud per ear, no ear stretchers (cover up or wear clear fillers for school)

Male

  • Smart trousers
  • Smart jacket or suit (optional)
  • Shirt and tie of choice
  • 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
  • No hoodies
  • No jeans or chino style trousers
  • No facial piercings (cover up or wear clear fillers for school)
  • Maximum one small ear stud per ear, no ear stretchers (cover up or wear clear fillers for school)
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 who study PE, drama and any other subject that requires more informal, comfortable dress, will be allowed to get changed during the school day.  They are not allowed to come to school in PE kit, drama clothes etc., for the full school day.
Students will be offered protective overcoats/aprons for relevant subjects.  
 
The judgement of the Academy Director will be final on matters of acceptable dress and presentation.

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