Dress Code

We believe that many people judge a school by the appearance of its students. In their appearance as well as in their general behaviour, Sixth Formers have a particular responsibility in that they help set the standard for the whole school. The Sixth Form Dress Code aims to promote smartness and confidence.

At any time during the school day the purpose of the dress code is to present a positive image and provide an environment conducive to learning.


  • Trousers should be smart and suitable for the workplace, chinos are acceptable but jeans, jeggings, leggings and combat trousers are not.
  • No shorts of any length or style including playsuits.
  • Boys should wear shirts with collars or polo shirts. Football shirts are not acceptable. T-Shirts with large logos are also not acceptable.
  • Girls should wear smart tops/ blouses that cover the shoulders. Spaghetti straps, halter necks and strapless tops are not permitted.
  • Skirts and dresses should be smart and not too short. Very short stretch jersey skirts are not suitable.
  • Shoes and boots should be leather or leather style. No canvas shoes of any style, no trainers, UGG boots or Dr Marten boots. No flip flops.
  • Students are not restricted to set colours but must remain smart at all times.

Having made the decision to attend the William de Ferrers Sixth Form you will be expected to adhere to the above dress code.

There is a zero tolerance to the above code, excuses of ‘my trousers are in the wash’ will not be accepted; it is your responsibility to ensure you have suitable clothing for the week.

Sixth Form Tutors will check student’s appearance every day; if they consider they are dressed inappropriately they will send them home to change.