Sixth Form Dress Code
At Richmond Sixth Form College, there is an expectation that students dress appropriately for a working College environment. Please remember that as a Sixth Form student, you are a role model for younger students and should dress and behave appropriately.
The dress code gives details on what is permitted and what is not:
In accordance with the whole School policy:
- Hats or hoods are not to be worn in College. This applies to both male and female students.
- Shoulders and midriffs should be covered (i.e. no strappy tops or vests).
- Ripped, torn or patched trousers are unacceptable.
- Tracksuits and sports clothes are permitted only for practical lessons such as PE.
- Shorts for both genders are permitted as long they are at least knee length and could not be considered beachwear. (Please note that shorts worn over tights are not acceptable.)
- Skirts should not be “mini” skirts i.e. they should not be more than 10 cm above the knee.
- Leggings should not be worn as trousers, but are acceptable under a longer style top or dress.
- Modesty should be considered.
- Flip-flops and other open-backed shoes are a health and safety concern and should not be worn in College.
- Words and diagrams on clothing should not be offensive or possibly be seen as offensive (eg references to drugs or sex)
- Facial piercings of any kind are not allowed.
- Extremes of hairstyle are not allowed.
The final decision on what is acceptable lies with the Headteacher.