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Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students occupy a very special and privileged position at Aylward Academy and their conduct in and around the school site should always be exemplary. We expect all Sixth Form students to take pride in their appearance and to represent our school in a positive way.

Whilst there is no formal uniform in the Sixth Form, we expect our students to dress in a manner that is appropriate for the business of school and study. It is important to remember that all Sixth Form students are role-models and, as such, are expected to lead by example and show respect and consideration for all members of the school community. Students should not wear any clothing that may be deemed offensive, provocative or inappropriate.

The following rules must be adhered to:




·         Males are expected to wear a shirt with a collar and a tie

·         Smart trousers

·         Blazer or smart jumper/cardigans

·         Shoes  

·         Females are expected to dress in professional wear. This can include:

·         Smart trousers

·         Skirts/dresses of a reasonable length

·         Smart blouses/shirts

·         Cardigans and jumpers

·         Formal shoes

General guidelines

·        No jeans or leggings

·        No polo shirts

·        No trainers (including Vans or similar style footwear)

·        No flip-flops

·        No tops with large logos or branding

·        No tops with inappropriate, offensive, suggestive or controversial slogans or designs (such as references to sex, drugs, alcohol, violence, political sentiments etc.)

·        Tops should not be low cut and clothing should not be see-through

·        Skirts must be of an appropriate length for a school environment

·        No sportswear or shorts. Students studying PE will be expected to bring a change of clothes for sport.

·        No hooded jumpers. Jackets with hoods are acceptable but must not be worn inside the school building.

·        No caps or hats on the school premises.

·        Tattoos must be covered. Students should consider this seriously before getting a tattoo as this may cause them inconvenience, particularly in the summer months.

·        On certain occasions, we may insist upon a formal dress code. Students will be informed in advance. Formal dress means a suit and tie for male students and professional wear for female students.

·        Laboratories and workshops may have further specific requirements (for health and safety reasons) and these must be adhered to.

·        No facial piercings allowed

·        Student ID must be worn and clearly visible at all times

·        Earphones are not permitted unless you are working independently in the designated study areas

·        All students should bring in a suitable bag to school


Please remember that the dress code in the Sixth Form is a privilege not enjoyed by other members of the school community and it reflects the level of maturity and independence we expect from our Sixth Form students.

The judgement of the Sixth Form Team will be final on matters relating to the dress code and students failing to comply with it properly will be sent home to change.

Musa Aikuta,
18 Aug 2017, 01:51