Sixth Form Dress Ethos

At Sandon we trust our Sixth Form students to take responsibility for dressing appropriately for the school environment. We do not impose a uniform on our students, instead we ask all Sixth Formers to adhere to a dress ethos suitable for a place of work, not wearing any item that could be considered inappropriate in a school setting. If anyone is unsure about an item of clothing, the safest option is to find something else to wear. At all times dress should be dignified, respectful, and mindful of the whole school community. Failure to adhere to this ethos will result in a student being asked to go home and change.

Students are asked to regard the Sixth Form dress ethos in a positive manner, as we aim to have a smart appearance that still allows a degree of personal choice. However, the school is a workplace and this should be reflected in students' appearance.

Suitable attire:

Attire should be smart and suitable for a place of work such as an office, or a customer facing role, setting a high standard in keeping with the Sixth Form’s status as role models for younger students. This includes the following points but is not exhaustive:

  • Ripped, dirty, worn, faded or offensive items are too casual for a place of work and are therefore not permitted
  • Sports attire is not permitted
  • It is important that students are aware that items of clothing they may choose to wear at weekends or to the beach are not appropriate in a school setting
  • Lanyards must be worn at all times.

Queries regarding this ethos should be directed to the Head of Year or email

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