Student Dress Code
Sixth Form students are expected to dress in business dress appropriate to a professional environment. Any questions about the dress code should be directed to the Assistant Headteacher – KS5, as should any queries about reasonable adjustment on medical or religious grounds.
Hats, jackets and bags
- Hats should not be worn inside;
- Hoodies and sweatshirts should not be worn;
- Jackets if worn inside must be smart. Informal wear such as hooded jackets, body warmers, leather jackets or parkas is not acceptable
- Bags displaying pictures, words or logos should not contain anything that could cause offence.
- Shirts should cover the back, midriff, shoulder and chest, showing no cleavage;
- Shirts worn by male students should have a collar which should be buttoned;
- Shirts worn by female students may be button-less and without a collar but otherwise of professional appearance. Printed t-shirt tops and casual jumpers are not acceptable;
- Male students should wear a tie;
- Pullovers and cardigans may be worn but must not be excessively loose or obscure the tie.
Trousers and Skirts
- Trousers should be smart and professional in appearance. Jeans or jeans style trousers are not acceptable;
- Dresses and skirts, if worn by women instead of trousers, should not be excessively short or tight;
- Either trousers, skirts or dresses must be worn
- Tights and socks should be discreet in colour and pattern;
- Shoes should be smart and provide appropriate protection for the feet;
- Trainers and other similar sporting or casual footwear are not acceptable;
- Boots may be worn if they are smart and hardwearing. Ugg boots or any other material boots, Timberlands or coloured boots are not acceptable.
- Belts, buckles and braces or similar, if worn, should be discreet;
- Any jewellery should be simple and discreet.
- Piercings should not be visible, other than in the ears, and to a maximum of one per ear lobe;
- Tattoos or body art should not be visible;
- Make up and artificial tan should be discreet;
- Clothing should be worn in such a way that underwear is never visible;
- Denim should not be worn;
- Clothes should always be clean, smart, ironed and in a good state of repair;
- ID cards should be worn on the Braintree Sixth Form lanyard at all times. ID cards should not be swapped or damaged and should be reported if lost;
- Extreme hairstyles and hair dyed in colours which do not occur naturally are not acceptable
Procedures for Dress Code Infringements
SIMS Dress code infringement – verbal warning
Spoken to verbally (recorded on SIMS – Dress issue in notes write “verbal warning”)
SIMS Dress code infringement – professionalism issue
Comment on SIMS – Dress issue – 2nd warning and comment on professionalism.
SIMS Dress code infringement – e-mail sent
E-mail sent home copying in parents and all other staff, tutors, Student Support Officer – KS5 and Head of Year.
4th Infringement or serious infringement
SIMS Dress code infringement – leave site
Asked to leave premises to change – letter or email to be sent stating the reasons why.