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Dress code

Sixth Form students are required to wear their student identity badge at all times whilst at school, this forms part of the school uniform.

As a member of the Sixth Form community you will be expected to set a positive example to the other year groups by adhering to the sixth form dress code. Whilst there is an element of discretion the dress code is smart office wear and the requirements are as follows:


  • Suit – i.e. jacket with matching knee-length tailored skirt, (stretchy skirts are not permitted), or full length trousers, not culottes, Capri pants or Jeans style trousers.
  • Shirt or smart top without logos.
  • No excessively short skirts, no shorts or leggings.
  • Smart shoes (not trainers, plimsolls’ or other casual shoes).  No excessively high heels. No boots.
  • Vest tops and tops that reveal midriffs are not suitable.


  • Suit – i.e. navy, grey or black tailored jacket and matching trousers.
  • Shirt with tie.
  • Smart shoes (not trainers or other casual shoes).
  • No shorts.

All Sixth Formers

  • Hooded tops are not to be worn at any time.
  • Only one ear piercing is permitted in school.
  • There should only be one earring in each lower earlobe. No other facial piercings are allowed.
  • Hair should be neat, a natural colour, not closely shaved or outrageous in style.
  • A jacket must be worn when walking around school, as well as for assemblies and other formal occasions.
  • Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change or asked to work in isolation. The Sixth Form team’s view on what is appropriate is final.

Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change.

Samuel Ryder students are expected to maintain the same high standards when in the partner consortium schools.

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