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Standards & Expectations

Richmond Sixth Form College study programmes are designed to provide students with a structured and challenging learning schedule that supports their development and progression in line with their career plans. All students enter into a home-college agreement outlining our high aspirations, what students can expect from the College with regard to teaching and learning, student support, reporting and the expectations of students in order to ensure success.

Students at Richmond Sixth Form College can expect a high-quality teaching and learning experience and to be treated with respect and consideration. We expect students to behave in an appropriate and respectful manner in return and complete all work set on time and to the best of their ability.

Staff will provide regular feedback and inform students and parents about progress via Aiming High reports three times per year. Students are expected to respond to this feedback in order to improve their work. Each student will be allocated a tutor who will support their learning. In addition, the Sixth Form provides a supervised study centre where students can work in a purposeful environment.

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance and we ask that students wear the photo identity badge provided at all time when on site. Students must adhere to the Sixth Form policies including those on behaviours.


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 on the site and should dress and behave appropriately.


The dress code gives an outline of what is permitted and what is not:

  • Hoods and hats are not to be worn in College.
  • Shoulders and midriffs should be covered.
  • Ripped, torn or patched trousers are unacceptable.
  • Shorts and skirts are permitted as long they are at least knee length and could
    not be considered beachwear.
  • Low cut tops and see through clothes are not allowed.
  • 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)

In accordance with the whole school policy, the following are not allowed:

  • Visible facial piercings.
  • Extremes of hair style.

The final decision on what is acceptable lies with the Headteacher.

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