Our academic standards are high at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form and with that comes high expectations of our students. This applies to work ethic and effort but also presentation and appearance.
It is important to maintain high standards of personal appearance; the Sixth Form is a place of study and work and the dress code reflects that. The general principle is that all students should wear an appropriate smart dress for school. For example, smart jeans with a smart T-shirt and smart trainers are acceptable; tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie are not acceptable.
There are certain clothing rules based on the health and safety requirements of the school. The following items should not be worn:
- Flip flops
- Shoes with a very high heel, or with an open toe
- Cropped tops, low-cut tops, or short skirts and shorts
Most jewellery is considered acceptable, however, students may be required to remove items if an excessive amount of jewellery is worn. Facial piercing should be kept to a minimum.
It is the right of senior members of staff to determine whether a particular item of dress is appropriate for the sixth form or not. Students who turn up to the college inappropriately dressed may be asked to go home and change, particularly if it is a repeat offence.