Sixth Form Dress Code
Sixth Formers at BHGS have some discretion to make certain choices about their working clothes and appearance but are expected to set an example of smartness to other year groups.
The Sixth Form dress code is smart office wear, preparing you not only for your studies but also for life beyond school. Below are the rules on what this includes:
- Skirts/Dresses: No shorter than 7.5cm above the knee. Tailored and fitted items are permitted but skin tight is not.
- Trousers: Smart suit style, tailored boot-cut, straight-leg or tapered trousers with zip fastening.
- Suit/plain jacket/blazer with matching tailored skirt or full length trousers.
- Tops: Sleeveless, short or long sleeved shirts, blouses, smart t-shirts, smart/fine knitwear, blazers.
- Shoes: Smart flats, low-mid heel courts or smart boots. Smart sandals in summer.
- Tights: plain coloured, not patterned.
- Shirt: A long or short sleeve suit-smart shirt (tie optional)
- Optional: A waistcoat, smart tank top, V-neck jumper or cardigan.
Hair should be neat, a natural colour not closely shaved or outrageous in style.
A jacket must be worn for all formal occasions and at any time when representing the school, e.g. giving tours to visitors.
Appropriate clothing will need to be brought into school to change into for practical subjects, e.g. PE, Drama, Art, Graphics etc. Subject teachers will provide guidance on appropriate dress in practical lessons.
- Wearing of outdoor coats in lessons.
- Denim in any form.
- Leather skirts, jackets or trousers.
- Hoodies, hooded tops, leggings, treggings, jeggings, shorts or dungarees.
- Baggy jumpers and cardigans.
- Strappy, off the shoulder, transparent or low cut tops. Vest tops and tops that reveal midriffs are not suitable.
- Clothing with holes, studs or rips or large logos.
- Trousers with outside pockets or studs or excessively low waisted.
- Trainers, canvas shoes, flip flops, mules (backless shoes or sandals), Ugg-style, above the knee or military boots. Excessively high heels are not suitable.
- Ear piercing is permitted in school plus a single discreet nose stud. All other piercings are not permitted.
- Shaved head hairstyles.
Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change.