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Shenley Brook End School

Shenley Brook End School

Dress Code

Sixth form dress code at Shenley Brook End

We want sixth form students to be smart, to create, and maintain the right tone and to demonstrate the right attitudes. Sixth form students must be a positive influence to students in years 7 to 11 in terms of their appearance as well as their attitudes around school.

We say smart office wear but many people are not sure what that means.

Here are guidelines to help you:

Smart Office Wear
  • Trousers
  • Skirts of at least knee length
  • Plain t-shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Blouses
  • Cardigans and jumpers
  • Shirt and tie (do not have to wear a tie but that is smart when it is worn with one)
  • Suits – they look very smart
  • Plain shoes/boots
Inappropriate Wear
  • Jeans of any colour
  • Trainers, canvas, baseball boots of any colour (Vans)
  • No shorts – except in really hot weather when can wear tailored shorts
  • No hooded tops
  • No tops with large logos or inappropriate content for school
  • No outdoor coats to be worn in school – just like years 7 to 11
  • No sweatshirts and leisure wear – they are not smart
  • No hats or headwear unless for religious and cultural reasons
  • No stringy and revealing tops and clothes such as mid-rifts showing
  • No short skirts unless accompanied by leggings
  • No extreme haircuts and hair colours
  • No visible facial piercings – just like years 7 to 11
  • No clingy and revealing dresses
  • No super high boots

The message is that if staff and years 7 to 11 are not allowed to wear it in school then the sixth form cannot also.

There may be plenty of “cannot” wear this or that but, within these guidelines students have a great deal of choice. A great deal more choice than students in years 7 to 11 or even staff. Sixth form students can play around with colour and style and how to wear their clothes but not wear them that is extreme or may be deemed inappropriate for school.

When fashion changes the guidelines may have to adapt with these changes in fashion.

Remember all of these guidelines are to maintain a smart sixth form that demonstrates all of the right attitudes in school and helps the school community by sticking to these rules.

If students are dressed incorrectly we may have to send students home to change so plan ahead what you will wear to avoid being stuck without professional clothes.

The Sixth Form team