The following dress code is in place for the sixth form and students are expected to adhere to its specifications. Members of staff reserve the right to interpret “guidelines” about what is and is not appropriate, wherever there is doubt about particular details or where appearance is considered extreme, offensive or completely inappropriate. Uxbridge High base our expectations on the type of clothes and appearance that would be acceptable in the work place.
SIXTH FORM STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SET AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF THE SCHOOL THROUGH THEIR HIGH STANDARD OF BUSINESS-LIKE DRESS AND THE WAY THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS CHOOSING TO ATTEND UXBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM DO SO IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT OUR DRESS CODE REQUIRES OF SIXTH FORM STUDENTS.
- Skirt, tailored trousers or dress. Skirts and dresses should be of a suitable length – no jeans (black or blue), combats or shorts;
- Leggings and ‘jeggings’ are deemed as casual wear and are not allowed;
- Blouse, shirt or tailored top – tops that expose the abdomen are unacceptable as are strapless, backless or baggy tops with logos;
- Shoes should be of a type similar to that worn lower down the school and should be black or brown with no logos visible. Closed sandals may be worn during the summer months. Trainers or converse style canvas shoes, flip-flops and boots with trousers tucked in are also unacceptable;
- Suit or smart jacket – not denim;
- Jumper or cardigan – smart sweatshirts without logos are acceptable, but not ‘hoodies’. This also applies to leavers’ hoodies. Clothing that features large logos, slogans, images or badges are unacceptable – this does not extend to manufacturers’ names or small logos that are displayed discreetly.
- Shirt with collar or polo shirts – t shirts are unacceptable;
- Trousers should be tailored – no jeans (black or blue), tracksuit bottoms or shorts;
- Shoes should be of a type similar to that worn lower down the school, and should be black or brown with no logos visible – no trainers or converse style canvas shoes;
- Smart jacket – not denim;
- Jumper or cardigan – smart sweatshirts without logos are acceptable but not ‘hoodies’. This also applies to leavers’ hoodies.
Most jewellery is considered acceptable. However, students may be required to remove items if an excessive amount of jewellery is worn.
Due to the constant changes of fashion that take place, it has to remain the right of senior members of staff and the head of sixth form to determine that a particular item of dress is not appropriate for school. Students who turn up to school inappropriately dressed will have items confiscated or may be asked to go home and change. Students should accept that if they choose to dress inappropriately they are at risk of being sent home, with the consequential loss of learning time.