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Sixth Form Dress Code

We believe that the Sixth Form is a place of work, and that maintaining a smart appearance is a life skill which helps students have appropriate standards when they are here, and trains them for the world of work when they leave. We have developed a revised dress code for the next academic year, 2019-20, in consultation with our Senior Students. We recognise that employers have increasingly relaxed dress codes in businesses, and we believe that our revised dress code reflects an appropriate standard of dress for Sixth Form students, and that being able to choose what they wear to school is a mark of their growing maturity. We pride ourselves on our students aspiring for the highest possible standards in their approach to their studies and beyond, so our aim is that they will continue to apply these standards to their dress and appearance, despite having a less prescriptive code. As a Sixth Form team, our priority for the forthcoming academic year is attendance and punctuality of Sixth Formers. The amount of time that has been spent this year enforcing the dress code would be better spent focusing on these priorities and would provide more benefits to the academic performance of students.

Sixth Form Dress Code

At Hinchingbrooke we pride ourselves on our students aiming for the highest possible standards, including in their dress. We believe the Sixth Form is a place of work and therefore we ask students to dress appropriately for a work and study environment. Students must wear their lanyard at all times whilst on the school site.

We, the Sixth Form team, reserve the right to make judgements on dress that we regard inappropriate for a workplace and, therefore, our Sixth Form. Examples of inappropriate items include sportswear, ripped clothing, hats, caps and clothing we consider to be ‘too revealing’ (e.g. low-cut tops, very short skirts).  

In cases where a student’s clothing is deemed inappropriate for Sixth Form a conversation will initially be had by a member of the Sixth Form team asking the student not to wear that, or similar, item(s) again. If a student persists in disregarding our dress code, parents will be contacted and the issue will be addressed through our Study Support processes.