Dress Code & Contract

Our dress code aims to give students maximum choice whilst setting the tone for learning. Our sixth form students are role models to our younger students and we expect you therefore, to uphold our values and high standards and to take pride in what you do.

To that end remember that The New Sixth is a professional environment where you must dress smartly, modestly and with the respect of others in mind.

We encourage suits to be worn, hair must be of natural hair colour and extreme hairstyles must be avoided and one piercing per ear is allowed and no ‘stretchers’.

Gentlemen
The following are acceptable:

Formal business wear appropriate for the workplace, e.g. a suit of a dark colour
Buttoned shirt with collar: long or short sleeved. Top buttons must be fastened and shirt tucked into trousers.
Tie, worn at an appropriate length
Smart suit-style jacket
Tailored, suit-style trousers.
Plain jumper or cardigan may be worn.
Shoes must be smart in leather or leather-like material.

Ladies
The following are acceptable:

Formal business wear appropriate for the workplace e.g. jacket with skirt or trousers.
Skirts and dresses must be tailored and of an appropriate business style and length.
Tailored, suit-style trousers.
Plain jumper or cardigan may be worn.
Shoes or boots must be smart.

Unacceptable 

The following items are unacceptable:

Leather, cargo pants or denim including white or black jean-style trousers, see-through linen trousers, shorts, cut-off trousers, stretchy-style miniskirts, vests/strappy tops, polo shirts, polo-necked jumpers, designer logos, hoodies, trainers, casual ‘deck’ shoes, flip flops, ‘Ugg-style’ boots, lip, nose and tongue piercings.  Outdoor coats, jackets and scarves should not be worn in the school building.

Please note:  It is important to note that fashions change so the list of unacceptable items is not exhaustive and staff will decide whether or not an appearance is acceptable. If a student’s appearance is not acceptable he/she will be required to go home to change.