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Stanground Academy

Sixth Form Dress Code

The Stanground Academy dress code for Sixth Form students embodies our belief that students' appearance should reflect the smart, professional environment in which they work.  As such, students are required to wear ‘business dress' whilst in the Academy.  The Academy defines ‘business dress' with the following items and associated rules:

Both boys and girls

  • Identification badges with lanyards must always be worn and visible.
  • No trainers or canvas shoes.
  • Cardigans and jumpers must be smart – not chunky knitwear, or hoodies.
  • No Lycra/ elastane, sweatshirt material, denim or leather.
  • T-Shirts are not permitted.
  • Outdoor coats may be of any style, but should not be worn during lessons or study sessions.
  • No facial piercings should be worn; however, a discreet nose stud is acceptable.
  • Jewellery should not be excessive.
  • Hair must not be worn in an extreme style or colour.


  • Plain, pinstriped or chino trousers.
  • A smart professional shirt (i.e. plain, checked, striped).
  • Ties are optional – comic patterns are not allowed.


  • Skirts should be of an appropriate length – miniskirts are not allowed.
  • Leggings, jeans, leather or leatherette skirts, dresses or trousers are not allowed.
  • Heels should be no higher than 5cm. Smart ankle or higher boots may be worn (maximum knee high) .
  • UGG boots or Caterpillar style boots must not be worn.
  • Tops, shirts or blouses must be smart and professional looking, they must not be strappy or low cut.
  • Dresses must adhere to the points regarding skirt length and blouse tops.
  • Make-up must be discreet.


Further guidance about the interpretation of this dress code can be sought from the Head of Sixth Form. Students are encouraged to seek advice if they are unsure about the suitability of an item before purchasing it.

Failure to adhere to the dress code

Students that fail to adhere to the dress code will be sent home to change, and are expected to return to the Academy to continue their learning.