Dress Code

There is no set ‘uniform’, students are expected to maintain an appropriate standard of dress for a working environment which should be smart as well as casual.

The following are NOT appropriate:

  • T-shirts with slogans or pictures which may be deemed to be offensive to some people
  • ripped jeans
  • tracksuits or jogging bottoms
  • beach gear, especially in the summer weather, which includes shorts, hotpants or ‘playsuits’
  • sleeveless, strappy or vest/sports tops
  • any clothing which reveals underwear
  • crop tops, corset type tops, see through or very low cut tops
  • very short skirts/dresses
  • leggings, including sports leggings.

Caps or hats should not be worn indoors.

Students who represent the school, for example at public meetings, on work experience visits or in assembly, are expected to dress appropriately.

Similarly, students are expected to dress appropriately when taking external examinations.

Please note that some subjects, including science and practical subjects, have their own dress code for health and safety purposes which may include stipulations on footwear and/or jewellery.


In order to safeguard our students all school doors are fitted with automatic security locks. In order to enable free access across the school site at all times of the school day, Sixth Form students are issued with ID lanyards which release the door locks.  Please note that the external door leading out of the Study Centre should not be used as an entrance or exit during the working day. Lost lanyards will be charged for at a cost of £2.

Students must wear their lanyards at all times.