Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students occupy a very special and privileged position at Dover Grammar School for Boys and their conduct in and around the school site should always be exemplary. We expect all Sixth Form students to take pride in their appearance and to represent our school in a positive way.

Whilst there is no formal uniform in the Sixth Form, we expect our students to dress in a manner that is appropriate for the business of school and study. It is important to remember that all Sixth Form students are role-models and, as such, are expected to lead by example and show respect and consideration for all members of the school community. Students should not wear any clothing that may be deemed offensive, provocative or inappropriate.

The following rules must be adhered to:

  • Do not wear tops with inappropriate, offensive, suggestive or controversial slogans or designs (such as references to sex, drugs or alcohol).
  • Tops should not be low cut or vest style and clothing should not be see-through.
  • Skirts must be of an appropriate length for a school environment.
  • Trousers or jeans should not be low-cut or have holes/cuts in the fabric.
  • Do not wear casual sportswear or shorts (an exception will obviously be made for Sports lessons). Trainers are permitted and smart polo-shirts are also acceptable.
  • Do not wear flip-flops. If sandals are worn, they must have a strap around the heel.
  • Do not wear caps or hats on the school premises.
  • Hair should be neat and tidy and of a natural colour.
  • Facial piercings are not permitted.
  • Ear-rings may be worn but flesh tunnels and multiple piercings are not permitted.
  • Tattoos must be covered. Students should consider this seriously before getting a tattoo as this may cause them inconvenience, particularly in the summer months.
  • On certain occasions, we may insist upon a formal dress code. Students will be informed in advance. Formal dress means a suit and tie for male students and formal office attire for female students.
  • Laboratories and workshops may have further specific requirements (for health and safety reasons) and these must be adhered to.

Please remember that the dress code in the Sixth Form is a privilege not enjoyed by other members of the school community and it reflects the level of maturity and independence we expect from our Sixth Form students.

The judgement of the Senior Leadership Group will be final on matters relating to the dress code and students failing to comply with it properly may be sent home to change.

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