Dress Code

The dress code for all Sixth Form students is based on projecting a professional image. Sixth Form students are very important role models for our younger students and it is an expectation that all students are smartly dressed. If a student’s appearance is not acceptable, he/she will be required to go home to change, and also be removed from general circulation.

Those students who are studying practical subjects will be required to wear subject specific clothing, detailed below, which takes into account the environment they will be working in and help to maintain their safety, whilst still portraying a professional image.

It is an expectation, for safeguarding, that all Sleaford Joint Sixth Form students wear the SJSF purple lanyard around their necks at all times. These lanyards are provided by the base school. If a student loses their lanyard the school will replace the first time but the student will be asked to pay for the next replacement. The cost of replacement will be £2.


Non-practical Subjects:

  • For girls:
    • A tailored jacket with a choice of trousers, skirt or dress. The fabric should not include tight/stretchy material, denim, corduroy or leather.
    • Skirt/dress length should be appropriate for professional wear.
    • A smart shirt or top of any colour.
    • No strappy tops or those that show midriff or cleavage.
    • Appropriate smart shoes. (Shoes with excessively high heels, trainers, canvas shoes, flip flops, beach sandals, Doc Marten boots or Ugg-style boots are not appropriate and should not be worn).
    • In colder weather a smart cardigan or jumper worn under the jacket is optional.
    • No hoodies, either under or over suit jackets.
    • Subtle make-up and a small amount of jewellery will be permitted. No facial piercings or tattoos should be visible. Hair should show no extremes of style/fashion; if dyed, it should reflect a natural colour.
  • For boys:
    • A suit i.e. a tailored jacket with trousers. The fabric should not include leather, denim, corduroy or tight/stretchy material.
    • A smart shirt and tie of any colour.
    • Smart shoes (no trainers, sandals, canvas shoes, flip flops, Doc Marten boots).
    • In colder weather a smart cardigan, jumper or waistcoat worn under the jacket is optional.
    • No hoodies, either over or under jackets.
    • Jewellery should be discreet and hair should show no extremes of styles/fashions; if dyed, it should reflect a natural colour. No facial piercings or tattoos should be visible.

Practical Subjects:

  • Construction:
    • Burgundy polo shirt with Construction logo
    • Burgundy sweatshirt with Construction logo
    • Khaki/light trousers
    • Steel toe capped boots
  • Motor Vehicle:
    • Maroon polo shirt with Motor Vehicle Studies logo
    • Maroon jumper with Motor Vehicle Studies logo
    • Black workwear trousers with velcro pocket fasteners (not zip pockets)
    • Steel toe capped boots
  • Uniformed Public Services:
    • Academy polo shirt with UPS logo
    • Academy fleece/jacket with UPS logo
    • Black workwear trousers
    • Black high leg boots
    • Black belt with plain buckle
    • PE kit
    • Wash kit
    • Level 3 students only- may be required to wear formal office dress code when/if partaking in external visits. Individual course leaders will advise.

Please be aware that all practical subject specific uniform can be purchased from
Stitches ‘n’ Print
Woodbridge Road,
Sleaford, Lincolnshire,
NG34 7EW or
www.stitchesnprint.co.uk


The Principal reserves the right to make a decision about the suitability of a student’s dress. Students may be sent home if their dress is considered unsuitable.