A smart dress code is reflective of the serious, academic ethos of the Sydney Russell sixth form and the high expectations of students. It illustrates a professional approach to sixth form study and the commitment of the students to their chosen courses.
Adhering to a dress code provides a bridge for students between the restrictions of a school uniform and the wider freedoms afforded to them at University. It also prepares them for the world of work where they will be expected to ‘conform’ to the dress code that is appropriate to their chosen field.
For safeguarding reasons, students in Sixth Form must wear their school ID lanyard at all times. The dress code is smart casual, to provide absolute clarity please read the following;
- No non-religious headwear is to be worn
- No items of clothing to be worn that are a distraction to others or may cause offense
- Students should, for example, avoid wearing items that expose significant amounts of flesh. This might include, singlets, crop tops, transparent clothing or exceptionally brief shorts or skirts
- No ripped jeans, or denim, smart black jeans are permitted
- In warm weather tailored shorts can be worn but must sit just above the knee
- No sportswear or beach wear (including flip flops or sliders)
- Smart footwear, all black trainers permitted
This list is not exhaustive and individual judgements may be made by the Sixth Form team. Inappropriately dressed students will be sent home.