uniform

 

One of the key principles of Alderbrook Sixth Form is to prepare our students for the world of work and this is reflected in our dress code. The way Alderbrook Sixth Form students are presented is very important to us, as they are role models for the lower school and ambassador’s in the wider community. We therefore expect our students to maintain a high standard of appearance at all times and to adhere to the school rules regarding the dress code.

 

To enable us to reinforce and maintain these high standards it may be necessary on rare occasions to use appropriate sanctions.

 

Students who wear items of dress which do not fit in with the requirements that are outlined will be required to replace them. Student and parents are therefore urged to read the following information very carefully so that there can be no misunderstanding.

 

Office Wear: Monday-Thursday

 

Female Dress Code  

  • A smart business suit comprising of a jacket and equivalent colour trousers in a dark colour i.e. navy, black or charcoal grey.
  • A smart plain blouse.
  • Smart, tailored suit trousers in a dark colour (jeans/shorts/leggings/chinos/cropped trousers are not permitted)
  • Smart skirt/dress (no jersey skirts). Skirts should be of an appropriate length for a school environment.
  • Shoes must be formal, smart, dark in colour and complement the suit worn (no trainers) they should have a sensible heel.
  • Outside coats should dark in colour and removed in the school buildings.

 

Appearance

  • Hair: Dramatic changes in hair colour such as bleaching or bright colours will not be accepted.  Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable in school, including when part or all of a student’s hair is cut or shaved.
  • Make-up and nail varnish should be discreet and subtle- no bright colours are allowed.
  • Jewellery: The wearing of jewellery in school should be kept to a minimum. If a student has pierced ears, a small pair of studs or sleepers may be worn (one per ear). Large earrings and other jewellery, other than watches or small rings are not allowed. No other body or facial piercings are allowed including nose and tongue studs.
  • Tattoos must not be visible and should be covered at all times.

 

Male Dress Code

  •  A smart business suit comprising of a jacket and matching colour trousers  - in a dark colour i.e. navy, blue, black, or charcoal grey .
  • Smart plain business shirt worn with a tie .
  • Smart suit trousers (jeans/canvas trousers/shorts/chinos/cropped trousers are not permitted).
  • Shoes must be formal, smart, dark in colour and complement the suit worn (no trainers).
  •  V- neck jumpers are allowed, provided they are a similar colour to the suit and are worn with a jacket- no cardigans.

 

Appearance

  • Hairstyles: Dramatic changes in hair colour such as bleaching or bright colours will not be accepted. Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable in school, including when part or all of a student’s hair is cut or shaved excessively short or into ‘tramlines’.
  • Tattoos must not be visible and should be covered at all times.
  • No body or facial piercings are allowed including nose and tongue studs.

 

Fridays

 

In keeping with many employers Friday’s dress code is more informal. This will give our students the opportunity to take responsibility as young adults for their appearance. However we would still expect our students to maintain certain standards of dress appropriate for a school working environment. The rules regarding hair, makeup and jewellery remain the same as the rest of the week.

 

Items such as shorts and inappropriate footwear such as sandals, flip flops etc. are not permitted. We also expect an appropriate level of discretion in terms of the amount of ‘skin’ on view, no bare mid-riffs or excessively short skirts will be permitted.

 

The final decision on suitability of dress rests with the Director of Sixth Form. Students who are dressed inappropriately will be required to return home to change. The dress code is part of the Learning Agreement and therefore, bothstudents and parents agree to support our policy.