Sixth Form Dress Code

Dress code: In Sixth Form you are expected to dress smartly and suitably and always comply with the agreed dress code. Remember, we look to you to set an example to students lower down the school. 

Why do we have a dress code?  The school retains a dress code in Sixth Form for a number of reasons:  

  • Many students prefer having a dress code so that the focus of the day can be on the learning by removing the worry about what to wear each day.  

  • It prepares you for the workplace and careers after Sixth Form where you will adhere to a business dress code.  

  • Your Sixth Form suit is handy for any interviews you may receive over the two years. 

The Essential Look 

The Suit  

The Top 

The Shoes 

Dark navy, grey or black plain or pinstriped suit as follows: 

  • Single breasted jacket (students should arrive and depart in their jacket to each part of their day)

  • Tailored trousers fitted to the waist.   

A tailored skirt may be worn in place of trousers assuming that it is of suitable length for a professional workplace.  

Dropped waist / hipsters trousers are not permissible. 

Plain white short or long-sleeved shirt of student’s own choice.  Please note, shirt must have a collar and front buttons.  

If a shirt is worn outside of the trouser or skirt it must be fitted and not fall below the jacket.  

T shirts / pull-on tops are not permissible.  

It is not acceptable for midriffs to be on show. 

Any suitable low-heeled navy or black shoe or smart ankle boot.  

Casual shoes of any description are not permissible, including Vans or Converse pumps. 



Second Layers 

  • An optional dark navy / black / grey jumper (not a sweatshirt or hoodie) or cardigan for winter wear under jackets. 

  • Please note that cardigans and jumpers are not acceptable alternatives to the suit jacket. 

  • Any dark outdoor coat/ jacket/scarves/gloves/hats are permitted; however, they should be removed and stored between 8:45am until 3:45pm and should not be worn in lessons, study periods, assemblies or religious events.  

Hair and Jewellery 

  • Hair must be neat and neutral. Extreme hair styles and colours are not allowed. 

  • Large items/copious amounts of jewellery are not permissible. A cross and chain or simple chain may be worn at the neck.  A simple chain bracelet or bangle may be worn.  Students are required to restrict themselves to one pair of earrings (hoop and drop earrings are not permissible on the grounds of health and safety).  Visible body piercings will need to be removed. 

Please note that Loreto Grammar School reserves the right to change the code of dress at our discretion and that all decisions about what is and is not acceptable remain with the school. 



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