Dress Code

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.

Our standards are high at Sir Isaac Newton. This applies to work ethic and effort, and also presentation and appearance for all students. It is important to maintain high standards of personal appearance; the sixth form is a place of study and work and our dress code reflects that. We expect all sixth form students to dress in casual work-style attire, this includes appropriate hairstyling, makeup and jewellery. If you choose to wear excessive makeup or jewellery you may be asked to remove it. Facial piercings should be kept to a minimum. Tattoos should not be visible.

To guide your choices, the following clothing should not be worn irrespective of gender including gender-neutral students:

- Cropped tops; a top is defined as cropped if it reveals the abdomen, lower back or waist and cannot be tucked securely into a waistband
- Low-cut tops, backless or off the shoulder tops, or tops that reveal underwear
- Fishnet or patterned tights
- Leggings if worn without a skirt, tunic or dress
- Short skirts, short dresses or short shorts; hemlines should be no shorter than mid-thigh
- Split skirts; a skirt split is too high if it reaches above mid-thigh
- Tracksuits, jogging bottoms and similar sports attire are allowed but should be smart and well fitted; overly baggy or loose-fitting apparel is not permitted
- Clothing items with wording, slogans or symbols that are inappropriate or may cause offence are also not to be worn.

There are certain clothing rules based on the health and safety requirements of the school:

- Flip-flops should not be worn
- Shoes with high heels should not be worn.

It is the right of all members of staff at the school to determine whether a particular item of dress, make-up or jewellery is appropriate for the sixth form or not. Should you arrive inappropriately dressed you will be spoken to and, if necessary, your parents will be informed. Students who are not considered by staff to be dressed according to this policy may be asked to go home and change if a warning has previously been given by a member of staff.