At Newman Sixth, we believe that student work ethic, performance, achievement and preparation for a lifetime of success may be positively affected by professional appearance. Our dress code provides a basis for determining appropriateness, in order to maintain dignity and respect from fellow students and the rest of the school community.

All students are expected to dress in a professional or business-like manner. Clothing needs to reflect the professional environment of the School.  Sixth Form students need to be aware that they are regarded as a role model for students in Years 7 – 11 and provide our wider community with a positive image of our school.  Consistent standards of professional attire help set a purposeful and business-like manner and prepares students for the world of work.

What you wear should be:

· Modest

· Respectful

· Dignified

Newman Sixth students are issued with a lanyard with photo identification which should be worn and visible at all times whilst in school for security reasons.

Please see the following dress code for guidance on what is acceptable.

Male Dress Code

Acceptable Unacceptable
Buttoned up shirt or tailored top
 
Tailored trousers, chinos or smart black jeans
 
Plain T-shirts or polo shirts
 
Smart, casual jumpers
 
N6 branded sweatshirts
 
Smart shoes or plain black trainers (no visible logos)
Ripped clothing
 
Tracksuits (tops and bottoms)
 
Clothing with large logos or slogans
 
Hoodies
 
Hats / bandanas or other forms of headwear (unless worn for religious or health reasons)
 
Sport trainers
 
Blue jeans

Female Sixth Form Dress Code

Acceptable Unacceptable
Buttoned up shirt, blouse or tailored top
 
Tailored trousers, chinos or smart black jeans
 
Plain T-shirts or polo shirts
 
Skirt or dress of a suitable length (touching the knee)
 
Smart, casual jumpers
 
N6 branded sweatshirts
 
Smart shoes or sandals or plain black trainers (no visible logos)
Ripped clothing
 
Tracksuits (tops and bottoms)
 
Leggings
 
Clothing with large logos or slogans
 
Hoodies
 
Hats / bandanas or other forms of headwear (unless worn for religious or health reasons)
 
Sport trainers
 
Blue jeans
 
Tops that expose abdomen, cleavage or are backless

This list is not exhaustive, and the Head of Sixth Form and other members of the Leadership Team have the discretion to review what may or may not be appropriate.  Failure to comply with these requirements will result in a student being subject to sanctions.

Students must ensure their appearance is smart, business-like and appropriate for the tasks undertaken. Individual colouring of hair is permitted but must adhere to this requirement. The School reserves the right to make a judgement in keeping with a professional environment.

The Sixth Form recognises that Sixth Form students are entitled to wear cosmetics not offered to students in the lower school so allow students to wear makeup and aesthetic nail decoration. We ask students to consider the professional style of their makeup and nails.   Nail art must be professional in appearance and length must be appropriate to carry out schoolwork. Staff within the School have the discretion to challenge students where appearance is not deemed professional. 

The Sixth Form values and recognises the diversity of cultures, religions and disabilities of their students and will take a sensitive approach when this affects dress requirements. The Sixth Form will usually accommodate appropriate religious and cultural dress and appearance unless it creates a health and safety risk to you or other people.