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Stanground Academy

Sixth Form Dress Code

Example Sixth Form Boy's Dress CodeThe Stanground Academy dress code for Sixth Form students embodies our belief that students' appearance should reflect the smart, professional environment in which they work.  As such, students are required to wear ‘business dress' whilst in the Academy.  The Academy defines ‘business dress' with the following items and associated rules:

Both boys and girls

  • No facial piercings should be worn and jewellery should not be excessive
  • Identification badges with lanyards should be worn and visible at all times
  • Hair must not be worn in an extreme style or colour
  • Shoes must be smart (i.e. they can be polished/no suede, and must be one colour)
  • A plain (single colour) jumper, smart/professional cardigan, or a tailored jacket may be worn. Any logo should be small and discreet
  • No Lycra/elastane, sweatshirt material or denim is allowed
  • Outdoor coats may be of any style but should not be worn in the building


  • Plain or pinstriped trousers
  • A smart/professional shirt (i.e. plain, striped, checked, small geometric patterns).  Separate collar/cuff styles are allowed
  • A tie (no comic patterns)


  • Plain or pinstriped skirt/trousers.  Mini-skirts are not allowed and trousers must be tailored (Skin-tight Lycra/elastane skirts or trousers are not allowed).  Tailored pencil/suit skirts should be no higher than 10cm above the knee; all other designs should be a minimum of knee length
  • Tights and stockings must be plain coloured, without patterns; ankle socks should not be visible.
  • Heels should be no higher that 4cm.  Smart ankle or higher boots may be worn (maximum knee height); UGG boots may not.  Boots should follow the rules for shoes above 
  • Tops, shirts or blouses must be smart and professional and must not be strappy or low-cut
  • Dresses may be worn but they must adhere to the points regarding skirt length and blouse tops
  • Make-up must be discreet


Further guidance about the interpretation of this dress code can be sought from the Head of Sixth Form. Students are encouraged to seek advice if they are unsure about the suitability of an item before purchasing it.

Failure to adhere to the dress code

Students that fail to adhere to the dress code will be sent home to change.