Sixth Form students are expected to dress smartly, for example as if they were going to work in a formal office. They must adhere to the dress code and therefore are expected to dress appropriately for school and not casually. This includes examination time. Students may be asked to go home and change if we feel their clothing is unsuitable regardless of distance or cost of transport.
Guidelines (for boys and girls)
- Tailored trousers (leggings are not permitted)
- No chinos, corduroy or ‘jeans-style’ trousers (characterised generally by 5 pockets, back pocket, rivets on seams, double stitching)
- Footwear – smart shoes
- No denim or leather clothing allowed
- No tee-shirts or ‘hoodie’ tops (‘hoodies’ can be worn as a coat travelling to school but must be removed once in school)
- No hats/caps to be worn in school
- Tailored or smart shirts/blouses
- No casual knitwear or round necks, V-necks only, and no zipped neck jumpers
- Skirts should be of a suitable length, and not of a stretchy tight material
- Extremes of hair style or colour, facial piercings or ear spacers, or extremes of makeup are not permitted
- No off-the-shoulder tops, or spaghetti style straps
Boys should wear:
Smart tailored trousers with a shirt and tie. The tie should be of an appropriate length. No polo shirts are allowed. Shoes and socks should be worn - no trainers or casual footwear allowed. Smart jacket, v-neck jumper or waistcoat is allowed. Shirt should be tucked in and top button done up.
Girls should wear:
Smart tailored skirt/trousers or a tailored dress. Smart tops to be worn with the trousers/skirts. Shoulders should be covered (no vest tops). Tops must not be revealing/sheer and must cover the midriff. Smart jacket or smart cardigan permitted.
The final decision about whether a pupil’s dress is suitable is decided by the sixth form team.
St Martin's sixth form virtual open day will launch on 11th November followed by our morning tours. Watch this space for more information soon!