Dress Code

Post 16 Dress Code

Our Post 16 students are leaders in the school community. Their dress and appearance must therefore be appropriate to support and encourage the ethos of the school and the uniform and appearance policies in operation in Years 7 to 11.

Students are encouraged to dress how they feel comfortable working within the following guidelines. We do not expect you to wear a uniform for school but we do expect you to follow this dress code: you are ambassadors for the school and you set the standards which aspiring learners in lower year groups will follow.

For formal occasions such as Open Evenings/Celebration Evenings, Post 16 pupils are expected to wear plain black trousers or a black skirt that conforms to the policy as set out. A plain white shirt should also be worn with the option of tie if desired.


It is a requirement that every person on site is immediately identifiable as a member of the school. Post 16 students must wear an identity badge at all times. Students who forget to bring their badge to school will be sent home to collect it. Badges and lanyards are supplied free of charge to students but any losses will incur a replacement fee.




Not Appropriate


Nutural/Dark coloured



Full length

Blue or black jeans

Combat trousers

No ripped jeans/shorts/clothing


No short shorts

Beach/swim shorts

Tracksuits - Sports Studies or Football academy students can wear tracksuits for lessons and training, when appropriate.




Combat style

Clothing more than 5cm above the knee


Shirts with collars


Tops must cover shoulders and waist

Large logos/pictures/motifs

Vests tops/off the shoulder tops

No low cut tops

No crop tops


Jumpers or Jackets

May be any colour

Must cover waist

No hoodies

Large logos/pictures/motifs





Flip Flops or strappy sandals

Backless shoes



Plain or discreet with simple pattern


Body Art

All body art must be covered

Visible tattoos

Hairstyles and Jewellery

Discreet jewellery can be worn

No extreme hair styles/colours

 If the dress code has been breached, we will follow the appropriate routes:

  • Tutors are responsible for the monitoring of the dress code so will highlight this to students in the first instance and inform parents if continual
  • Students may be asked to go home and change if no improvement
  • The Co-Heads of Post 16 reserves the right to ask students who persistently do not adhere to the dress code to leave Post 16.