Sixth Form standards are a straightforward system of expectations which can be easily understood by pupils, staff and parents. The aims of Sixth Form Standards are:
- to promote academic achievement
- to promote responsibility for independent study and good study habit (including attendance, punctuality, completing work on time, high quality note-taking, independent study and revision, and performance in tests)
- to encourage personal development with increasing responsibility and self-discipline commitment to extra-curricular activity and involvement in the wider life of the school
- to provide a structure which challenges, monitors, rewards and supports performance across these objectivesto be good role models for the lower school and ambassadors in the community
There are six key standards which set out the School’s expectations of Sixth Form students:
- Full attendance
- Consistent punctuality
- Dedication to studying
- Participation in school life
- Demonstration of high levels of responsibility
- Adherence to the Sixth Form dress code
Students who consistently meet the standards will enjoy greater autonomy within the Sixth Form and are awarded Commendations. Those who fail to meet the Standards will be given Concern Notes. More information is available in the Sixth Form Prospectus.
Polo Shirt: Blue school polo shirt embroidered with school crest.
Jumper: Plain dark blue or black jumper. Or, dark blue school hoodie with badge.
Trousers: Dark grey or black tailored trousers. Navy blue or black straight leg tailored trousers. No jeans or denim material, leggings or jeggings are acceptable.
Skirt: Navy or black skirt of appropriate length.
Shoes: Smart black, brown or navy-blue shoes. No visible logos. Trainers, high heels and above ankle boots are not permitted.
Tights: Plain blue/ black/neutral/grey.
Coats: Smart outdoor coat (coats & scarves not to be worn inside the building or in lessons)
From May Half Term
Shorts: Tailored knee length dark grey or black. ‘Fashion’ or skinny fit shorts are not acceptable, and neither are jeans or chino styled shorts.
Jewellery: One ring, a watch and one pair of earrings (suitable length for Health & Safety reasons).
The Governors’ Policy on hairstyles applies to the Sixth Form. Sixth Form students are permitted to wear one small and unobtrusive nose stud. In the event of the latter, the Head of Sixth Form will be the arbitrator in terms of interpretation of ‘small and unobtrusive’.
If a beard is worn it must be kept neat, tidy and well groomed.
Optional Smart Dress Friday
As role models of our community Sixth Form students are expected to dress in a smart and confident manner. Students have the opportunity to wear smart dress on a Friday which is appropriate for learning in a school environment. The Governors have delegated decisions within these policies to the Headteacher who will, if necessary, refuse entry to a student until such time as their uniform, hairstyle or appearance is deemed appropriate.
The Governors have delegated decisions within these policies to the Headteacher who will, if necessary, refuse entry to a student until such time as their uniform, hairstyle or appearance is deemed appropriate.
The Governors’ policy on hairstyles applies to the Sixth Form. Sixth Form students are permitted to wear one small earring per earlobe and one small and unobtrusive nose stud. In the event of a dispute regarding the latter, The Head of Sixth Form will be the arbitrator in terms of the interpretation of ‘small and unobtrusive’. The Headteacher will, if necessary, refuse entry to a student until such time as their uniform, hairstyle or appearance is deemed appropriate.