Sixth Form: Sixth Form Dress Code

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The Bishop’s Stortford High School Dress Code 2020-21
(Taken from 6th Form Guidebook)

We expect our students to dress in a professional, formal and corporate manner, i.e. what you would wear in a formal office environment. The standard of dress should be exemplary at all times and in cases of uncertainty the School’s Interpretation is definitive. Failure to adhere to our dress code will result in a sanction and any serious breaches of the Sixth Form Code may result in a student being sent home.  All students must wear the following:

Dress Code

Formal suit: jacket with formal trousers, skirt or dress (knee-length), all of which should look like they come from a suit though not necessarily the same suit.

Plain (or subtly patterned*) shirt or top: these should have capped sleeves as a minimum. Gentlemen’s shirts must be collared with top buttons fastened and should be tucked in. Ladies’ tops must be conservative in design, type of material, length and fit.

Black or dark brown formal, low-heeled, polishable shoes NOT boots: dark socks should be worn with trousers, tights with a skirt.

Sixth Form/Senior Prefect/School Colours tie for gentlemen, brooch for ladies.

Winter: Male & Female

  • In winter, a plain black, grey or similar V-neck knitted jumper may be worn, in which case the jacket must also be worn

Summer: Male & Female

  • Ladies need not wear tights with a skirt
  • Jackets may be removed on days when the Headteacher has given specific permission to do so

Dress Code for PE and Sport:

Hair & Make-up

•           Hair must be neat and respectable with no extremes of style.

•           Hair may be dyed in one natural colour per term

•           Gentleman’s hair should not be worn below the collar. If longer it must be neatly tied up. No haircuts
  should be shorter than a Grade 3.

•           Gentlemen must be clean shaven with the exception of adherence to religious practice

•           All long hair must be tied up for sport

•           ‘Natural look’ day make-up and well-maintained nail polish of a single colour is permitted for ladies.

Jewellery & Tattoos

•             It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to have a tattoo, even with parental consent. Tattoos must not be on show in school and must be covered at all times

•             No earrings/studs for gentlemen

•             Nose piercings of any kind are NOT permitted for gentlemen or ladies

•             Ladies can wear minimal jewellery. No piercings are allowed, apart from in the ears sleepers and studs only). Clear plastic ‘plugs’ may be used to keep other piercings open

[*in general, if you are not sure whether something fits the dress code, assume it does not.]

Mr George Munro
Deputy Head of Sixth Form