Dress code

The King Edward VII Academy Sixth Form dress code has been devised to create an appropriate balance between smartness and the need to express individual style. It is important that our Sixth Form students set a good example to the younger students, promoting the same values and expectations; smart dress is an essential part of this.

Dressing smartly, yet retaining some personal freedom and choice, marks the step into adulthood and responsibility. As fashions change, this guide is not exhaustive, but sets out a code of dress that is appropriate for the Sixth Form:

What do I wear?

As a sixth former you no longer need to wear uniform but should dress appropriately for a working environment in school. Clothing should be smart casual.

  • No skimpy, low necklines, short skirts or transparent clothing
  • No extreme hair colours or styles
  • No facial piercings
  • No beachwear or flip-flops. Shorts can be worn but should be knee length smart shorts, not cut off or denim.
  • Boys should wear a collar
  • No faded or ripped denim
  • No inappropriate slogans
  • No trainers

Some students like to wear smart business dress and we encourage this.