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 form students 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.
The purpose of the dress code is to present a positive image and contribute towards an environment conducive to learning.
  • Trousers should be smart. Chinos are acceptable but jeans, jeggings, leggings, jogging bottoms and combat trousers are not.
  • Denim of any colour is not permitted.
  • No shorts of any length or style are permitted including playsuits.
  • Boys should wear shirts with collars or polo shirts. Football shirts are not permitted.
  • Girls should wear tops/blouses that cover the shoulders.
  • Skirts and dresses should be smart and must come down to the knee.
  • Shoes and boots should be black or brown. Trainers or canvas shoes are not permitted.
  • Flip-flops are not permitted
  • Students are not restricted to set colours but must remain smart at all times.
  • ID Badges must be worn at all times
In addition, William de Ferrers sixth form staff reserves to right to determine whether or not any item of clothing is acceptable. If a student intends to buy an item of clothing with the intention of wearing it at school and it is not mentioned above, they must confirm with a sixth form member of staff that it is acceptable BEFORE wearing it.
Sixth form tutors will check students’ appearance every day; a record will be maintained of all dress code infringements. If a student violates the dress code on three occasions, a letter will be sent home to parents and a 30 minute dress code sanction issued which will take place after school.
The school reserves the right to send a student home immediately if it is deemed that they are dressed indecently.