Sixth Form Dress Code

Leventhorpe 2017 Sixth Form 0881

Sixth Form Dress Code

At Leventhorpe we have a sixth form dress code, rather than a uniform.  We do this because we believe our young people need to develop good judgement about the way they dress for life and work.  The look of the Leventhorpe Sixth Form is “smart business” in keeping with our business and enterprise specialism, and with our expectation for the Sixth Form to set a good example to the lower school.

We expect our students to dress within the guidance below:

Male
• Formal trousers
• Suit jacket
• Formal shirt
• Tie
• Formal dark shoes (heavy boots and trainers are not appropriate)

Female
• Formal business style dress, skirt suit or trouser suit.  Skirts or dresses should be no more than 3cm above the knee.
• Suit jacket
• Formal blouse which must cover the shoulders (see through fabrics should have vest or slip beneath, t-shirts and thin strapped vests alone are not appropriate).
• Formal dark shoes (flip-flops, sandals and trainers are not appropriate).
• Natural make-up and nail polish in dark colours are welcome, excessively loud make-up is not appropriate.

Male and Female
• Hair colours should be natural and cuts not extreme.
• Piercings are limited to two in each ear and should be small hoops or studs. A single small nose stud is allowed. Enlarged piercings are not appropriate. 
• Hair covering for the purpose of religious observance is welcomed.

Because our code is based on judgement, there may be situations in which we would want to speak to students and ask them to change their attire.  If we do so it is because a student will not have judged correctly and we will expect the appropriate change to be made. The final arbiters of what constitutes acceptable dress are the Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form.  We reserve the right if an individual makes repeated poor choices of dress, to send them home to change.

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