Sixth Form Dress Code (Uniform Rules)

Sixth Form Computing

The following dress code is in place for the Sixth Form and students are expected to adhere to its specifications. The Director of Sixth Form Education, Heads of Houses, Senior Staff and individual members of staff reserve the right to interpret “guidelines” about what is, and is not, appropriate wherever there is doubt about particular details, or where appearance is considered extreme, offensive or completely inappropriate. We base our expectations on the type of clothes and appearance that would be acceptable in the work place.

Sixth Form students are expected to set an example to the rest of the School through their high standard of business-like dress and the way they present themselves.

Parents and students choosing to attend St George’s do so in the full knowledge of what our Dress Code requires of Sixth Form students. 

Ladies

Are to wear a formal tailored suit (not tight fitting) comprising of a dress, skirt or trousers and a jacket of identical plain coloured material.  Jackets must be worn at all times.  Denim, “jean style”, or leather are not allowed, but an understated traditional pattern in the cloth (eg herringbone, pinstripe) is acceptable.  Trousers must reach the ankles.  No leggings, capri pants or footless tights.  Skirts, trousers and dresses made from a stretch fabric must still allow the garment to drape and not be figure-hugging.

A smart formal blouse or fitted shirt must be worn.  Both must have sleeves, must be long enough to cover the midriff and not low cut.  Undergarments should not be visible.  If a jumper or cardigan is worn, it must be plain (one colour, no patterns) and fine knit (chunky/loose knit is not acceptable).  The blouse/shirt must be visible; not hidden beneath a jumper.  T‑shirts, denim or lumberjack shirts are not acceptable.  A polo neck (fine knit and plain) can be worn instead of a blouse.

If a skirt or dress is worn, it must be of a respectable length, no shorter than a knee above the knee.  Skirts that ride up due to over stretchy material are not acceptable.  Sculpted, body-hugging skirts are not acceptable.  Dark, unobtrusive short socks may be worn instead of tights. 

Shoes must be smart, not have exaggerated soles or heels (maximum heel height of 8 cm) and must be formal in style; no flip-flops, soft shoes, trainers or sandals.  

Make‑up and jewellery should be kept to a minimum.  If ears are pierced only one small earring per ear is allowed.  No other visible piercing is allowed.

Hair must be a natural colour, may not be extreme in style, and should not be shorter than a number 2 cut.  Long hair may require being tied back to keep it neat and tidy.  Hair should not obscure the eyes.

In the summer term only, ladies may choose to wear a formal sleeved dress (that reaches to at least a knee above the knee in length), with a smart tailored jacket.  Floaty or beach style dresses are not acceptable. 

Gentlemen

Are to wear a formal tailored suit; the jacket and trousers must be in identical plain coloured material.  Jackets must be worn at all times.  Denim, “jean style”, or leather are not allowed, but an understated traditional pattern in the cloth (eg herringbone, pinstripe) is acceptable.  Matching waistcoats are acceptable.  Trousers must reach the ankle.

Ties/bow ties must be worn with a collared shirt and properly tied.  Denim or lumberjack shirts are not acceptable.

If a jumper or cardigan is worn with a jacket it must be plain (one colour, no patterns), fine knit and v‑necked, so that the tie is visible.  Jumpers may not be worn without a jacket and may not be hooded.

Shoes must be smart and formal in style; no flip-flops, soft shoes, trainers or sandals.

Any facial hair must be above the neck and neatly trimmed.  No make‑up or visible piercing is allowed.

Hair must be a natural colour, may not be extreme in style, and should not be shorter than a number 2 cut.  Long hair may require being tied back to keep it neat and tidy.  Hair should not obscure the eyes.

In the summer term only, gentlemen may choose to wear a blazer (not suit jacket) with smart tailored chino style trousers (no denim, “jean style” or corduroy).

 

The Director of Sixth Form Education is the ultimate arbiter of what is acceptable for both Ladies and Gentlemen.

Any student who breaches the School dress code can expect to be sent home to change.

Some alternative suitable clothing is available for those who prefer to remain in School.

Sports Kit (applicable to all students) is the necessary equipment for all core PE lessons.

It is essential that the Sports Kit is made of suitable performance fabrics and must include sports trainers. 

 

June 2017

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