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Dress Code

At The John Wallis Academy Sixth Form, you must dress formally, as if for business or formal office work. Sixth Form students’ clothes must be smart, modest and safe. Students must avoid displaying extremes of fashion or hair styles.

Although not compulsory, we do recommend that Sixth Form students wear a formal jacket or blazer to the Academy. It is expected that male students wear a shirt and tie and have the choice of wearing a jumper, however, no large logos are permitted.

Skirts and dresses need to be of knee-length. Tops must not be revealing, showing thin straps, be low cut and must completely cover the stomach.

Trousers must be smart and plain. Jeans, tracksuits, cords and casual trousers will not be allowed.


Students’ hair should be neat, clean and moderate in style, length and treatment; artificial streaks or colouring that stands out in any way will not be allowed. The Academy reserves the right to ask students to cut their hair, change their hairstyle or shave facial hair if their presentation falls below an acceptable level.


Students may wear a discreet stud earing and are also permitted to wear a small, clear nose stud. If not, students will be asked to remove them.  Any other piercings, eye brow piercings or bars in the ears are prohibited.


Shoes must be appropriately practical and sensible. Heels of medium height, if reasonably robust, are acceptable. Stilettos, trainers, open-toed sandals, flip-flops, canvas shoes and Ugg-type boots will not be allowed.


To save parents money we do not specify a Sixth Form overcoat, raincoat or anorak. However, coats should be of a dark colour (navy blue, dark grey or black) and smart. Brightly coloured jackets/anoraks, hooded sports sweatshirts, or garments with a logo or brand name are not acceptable.

Any final guidance on the Sixth Form dress code is at the discretion of the Principal.