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Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students are expected to maintain a smart, professional appearance appropriate to their specialisms. Consider carefully the neckline, length and transparency of material. All Sixth Form students are provided with an ID badge which MUST be worn at all times

Standards of dress and personal presentation are relevant to all students. Minimum standards of personal presentation will be expected and any student who is unacceptably dressed will be sent home and be subject to possible further sanctions. In general, standards of dress should be smart, fit for purpose and portray a favourable impression of the Sixth Form.


Any colour, plain or patterned shirt/blouse, either long or short-sleeved. Sixth Form branded ties are available.

A plain, smart jumper or cardigan may be worn.  A black tailored jacket may be worn.
After Easter students can choose to wear a plain polo shirt instead of their formal collared shirt and tie.


Traditional full-length black tailored trousers.
Tailored black plain style skirt.  Tailored dresses, either with sleeves or pinafore style may be worn in black, with a shirt underneath if desired. No skorts or playsuits.


Plain black leather or leather-look.


Plain fine or opaque black, dark grey or flesh-coloured (no patterns or leggings).


Identification Badge:
All students must wear their identification badge and lanyard at all times whilst in school.

Outdoor wear:
Jackets and outdoor clothing must be removed during lessons.
Gloves and hats should be removed once on the school premises.
No hoodies, denim, fur or leather jackets of any style at any time.
No trainers may be worn at any time.

No extremes of fashion (style or colours).  No shapes or markings cut into hair or eyebrows.

No facial or visible body piercings except earlobes.
Earrings should be discreet with no more than two discreet piercings per ear.
No visible tattoos.


Shenfield High School reserves the right to act as the final authority in the interpretation of the dress code.  If unsure, students/parents are advised to contact the Pastoral Managers before purchasing an item or considering a change in hairstyle or colour, piercings or tattoos etc.:

Mrs Nelson, Year 13 – s.nelson@shenfield.essex.sch.uk  
Mrs Downey, Year 12 – c.downey@shenfield.essex.sch.uk