Sixth Form Uniform Guidelines

Introduction

The Governors of Silcoates believe that smart attire is an essential part of the ethos of the School.

Uniform in the Sixth Form should be business-like and suitable for a professional environment. However, clothes should be sensible, comfortable and functional.

General Appearance

  • Appearance must in all respects be smart and suitable for attendance at a place of work or study
  • Extravagant clothing styles and colours will not be permitted
  • Hair styles, footwear and outdoor clothing must be in keeping with these general principles.
  • Hair should appear neat and tidy at all times. Hair colour must look natural
  • Clothing should not be unclean or in a poor state of repair. Shirts should be a suitable length so that they can be tucked in at all times

Female Dress Code

  • Suits must be tailored, smart and cut for a formal work environment. They should be black, dark grey or dark blue and plain. Jackets and trousers should be of a conventional cut. Subtle checked suits and skirts are allowed.
  • Smart dresses, shift and pinafore dresses should be of a dark colour and not overly patterned.
  • Jackets must be worn at all times when moving around the School and in formal situations such as assemblies.
  • Blouses with or without a collar are appropriate and must have a high neckline. Backless, thin strapped tops or tops which show a midriff are not acceptable.

In summer, dresses and blouses may be vest sleeved as long as a blazer is worn when moving around the School.

  • Shoes should be plain and smart. Stilettos and kitten heels are not appropriate.
  • Jumpers with a crew or high neck are acceptable. However, bodycon and lycra material should be avoided.
  • Make-up should be discreet
  • Nail varnish should be of one colour
  • Jewellery may be worn and should be discreet – 1 necklace, 1 ring per hand, earrings should be stud earrings and one per ear. Facial/ body piercings are not appropriate for school and should not be visible.

Male Dress Code

  • Suits must be tailored and have a two or three button jacket. Trousers should be of a conventional. Suits should be black, dark grey or dark blue and plain. Subtle dark checked suits are allowed. Waistcoats that match the suit are also allowed.
  • A Sixth Form, Prefect or Sports Tour tie may be worn
  • Ties/bow ties worn with a plain collared shirt. Polo shirts are not acceptable.
  • Dark coloured black or brown shoes
  • Jackets must be worn at all times when moving around the School and in formal situations such as assemblies.
  • V-neck jumpers may be worn under a jacket. Hoodies are not acceptable.
  • Hair must be a natural colour and should not be below the collar
  • Boys are expected to be clean shaven
  • Facial /body piercings are not appropriate for school and should not be visible.

 

As always, it remains at the discretion of the Sixth Form team regarding acceptable standards of dress. Those students, who do not meet the Sixth Form dress code policy can expect to be sent home to change. If you would like clarification regarding a particular item of clothing before you purchase it, please feel free to email [email protected] for further advice.