SIXTH FORM DRESS CODE
Students are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to an institution which contains a range of ages down to 11 years old and which has a wide variety of visitors to its site. It is important to recognise that dress that might be appropriate in a night club or on a beach is not appropriate in this environment. Specific restrictions apply in the following areas:
- Any clothing, jewellery or tattoo which might be considered offensive is not acceptable. Areas which might be deemed offensive include those that encourage racial or religious intolerance, that promote a drug, drink or gun culture, that encourage homophobic or violent attitudes or that contain sexual imagery or sexual swear words.
- Dress and jewellery must be hygienic. This means it must be clean and those students taking part in physical activities such as PE must bring a change of clothes, if they have further lessons or study time that day.
- Excessive facial piercing is not acceptable. Excessive is deemed to be more than one facial piercing (excluding ears). Any body piercing must not be visible.
- Excessive displays of flesh are not acceptable, this includes beachwear, such as flip- flops and bare midriffs. Shorts, short skirts and short dresses must be accompanied with opaque tights/leggings. Knee-length shorts are acceptable in periods of hot weather.
- Dyed hair in unnatural colours eg. pink/green/blue is not acceptable.
Beaumont expects all Sixth Form students to show mature judgement about their dress as part of their development into adulthood. However, in the few cases that dress may become an issue, the decision on appropriateness rests entirely with the Sixth Form Management and the School’s Leadership Team.
All students must also recognise the need to respect the more formal dress codes of our Consortium partner schools, when attending their establishments.