Sixth Form Dress Code

You are expected to dress professionally in appearance, and expected to wear smart jackets and male students are also expected to wear a shirt with a collar and the school tie. All students are required to wear their NKS identification lanyards at all times.

Whilst we encourage you exercise your own judgement on appearance, there are some items which are deemed as unacceptable, as follows:

  • Female tops – no spaghetti straps, strapless, low cut, see through or revealing midriffs. If we can see your underwear it is inappropriate

  • Female skirts/dresses – these should not be too short, the ideal length is just above the knee. Clothing should not restrict movement nor should it prevent a task from being undertaken with dignity.

  • Trousers/skirts/jackets – no leather or denim to be worn

  • Jewellery and Piercings – no visible piercings other than small earrings allowed and other jewellery items should be conservative to not pose a risk to health and safety

  • No shorts, hoodies or leisure wear allowed (except for PE or sports events)

  • Footwear - trainers, Dr Marten boots, heel heights over 3 inches (8 cms) flip flops or open backed shoes are not allowed

  • Both hair and facial hair should be appropriate for the working environment.  Hair colour should be natural.   

The sixth form dress code is not exhaustive in defining acceptable and unacceptable standards of dress and appearance. The final decision on whether you are deemed inappropriately dressed will be made by either the Head of Sixth Form or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Any member of the Sixth Form who does not conform to the dress code or who is considered inappropriately dressed will be sent home to change and will be asked to report back to a member of the Sixth Form Team on return. You would then be issued with an SSM uniform report card for at least one week.