Dress Code

Sixth Formers return to school as their place of study and work. A privilege of being a member of the Sixth Form community is that there is no longer a need to wear school uniform. However, as role models in the school, there is a responsibility to dress appropriately and in a way conducive to a place of work. Consequently, a code of dress does apply.

Outline of Kingdown School Sixth Form dress code

Clothes should be appropriate for a place of study and work. Casual clothes of smart appearance are suitable for school. These include trousers, jeans, t-shirts (without inappropriate wording or logos), jumpers, cardigans, and sweatshirts.

School is a working environment and so strapless or shoulderless tops, short skirts, shorts, plunging necklines and vest tops are not appropriate.

Senior staff and the Sixth Form Team are the arbiters of what is acceptable, and students deemed to be dressed inappropriately may be asked to leave the school site.

Summary of guidelines

  • Clothes must be appropriate for study and work
  • Clothing must be of smart appearance
  • Long trousers or jeans must not have holes, be cut off or frayed.
  • Shirts and t-shirts can be worn but must not have inappropriate logos or wording on them
  • Shoulderless tops, low necklines, low slung trousers or vest tops will not be accepted
  • Mid-riffs must be covered
  • Skirts must of be of a respectable length
  • Shorts are not appropriate
  • Students must wear smart leather/canvas shoes or plain trainers. Brightly coloured/fluorescent shoes/trainers are not acceptable
  • No sport or leisure wear is to be worn (including football tops, track suit bottoms and hooded tops)
  • Discreet earrings are permissible but no other facial jewellery

Who to contact

If you have any questions about the dress code at Key Stage 5, please contact Mr Humphrey, Assistant Headteacher, Head of Key Stage 5